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Fighting for space : how a group of drug users transformed one city's struggle with addiction

https://librarycatalogue.vch.ca/en/permalink/catalog122463
Author
Lupick, Travis
Call Number
HV5840 C332 V357 2017
Location
Vancouver Community
Title
Fighting for space : how a group of drug users transformed one city's struggle with addiction
Author
Lupick, Travis
Responsibility
Travis Lupick
Place
Vancouver
Publisher
Arsenal Pulp Press
Year Published
2017
Physical Description
407 p ; illustrations, map
Subjects
Substance-Related Disorders
Opioid-Related Disorders
Harm reduction -- British Columbia.
Substance abuse - Vancouver
Addiction
Abstract
"...explains the concept of harm reduction as a crucial component of a city's response to the drug crisis. It tells the story of a grassroots group of addicts in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside who waged a political street fight for two decades to transform how the city treats its most marginalized citizens. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, this group of residents from Canada's poorest neighbourhood organized themselves in response to a growing number of overdose deaths and demanded that addicts be given the same rights as any other citizen; against all odds, they eventually won. But just as their battle came to an end, fentanyl arrived and opioid deaths across North America reached an all-time high. It's prompted many to rethink the war on drugs. Public opinion has slowly begun to turn against prohibition, and policy-makers are finally beginning to look at addiction as a health issue as opposed to one for the criminal justice system. The previous epidemic in Vancouver sparked government action. Twenty years later, as the same pattern plays out in other cities, there is much that advocates for reform can learn from Vancouver's experience..."-- publisher.
Contents: Toledo, Ohio -- Hundred block rock -- A chance encounter -- Hotel of last resort -- Rat park -- Growing up radical -- Back alley -- Miami, Florida -- The killing field -- A drug-users union -- Out of harm's way -- From housing to harm reduction -- Childhood trauma and the science of addiction -- Raleigh, North Carolina -- A drug dealer finds activism -- Taking the fight to city hall -- Building allies -- Rewriting the brain for addiction -- The Vancouver agreement -- Boston, Massachusetts -- The hair salon -- Establishing Insite -- Opening day -- Consequences -- Seattle, Washington -- Drug user with a lawyer -- Protests across Canada -- Court battle -- Crossing a line -- Sacramento, California -- Prescription heroin -- "The assassination" -- Fentanyl arrives.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781551527123
Format
Book
Location
Vancouver Community
Call Number
HV5840 C332 V357 2017
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Addictions and mental health

https://librarycatalogue.vch.ca/en/permalink/catalog121500
Author
Ralph, Irene
Edition
6th ed.
Call Number
WM 270 R35 2015
Location
Vancouver Community
Title
Addictions and mental health
Alternate Title
Addictions & mental health
Author
Ralph, Irene
Responsibility
Irene Ralph; Edited by Allan Burgmann, Richard Magee and Deborah Thompson
Edition
6th ed.
Place
Grand Forks, BC
Publisher
IGR Publications
Year Published
2015
Physical Description
92 p.
Subjects
Substance-related abuse
Mental Disorders
Dual Diagnosis
Addiction
ISBN
978973723465
Format
Book
Location
Vancouver Community
Call Number
WM 270 R35 2015
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Growing up resilient : ways to build resilience in children and youth

https://librarycatalogue.vch.ca/en/permalink/catalog118300
Author
Barankin, Tatyana
Khanlou, Nazilla
Call Number
BF723.R46 B37 2007
Location
Vancouver Community
Title
Growing up resilient : ways to build resilience in children and youth
Author
Barankin, Tatyana
Khanlou, Nazilla
Responsibility
Tatyana Barankin, Nazilla Khanlou
Place
[Toronto]
Publisher
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Year Published
2007
Physical Description
vi, 97 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Subjects
Resilience (Personality trait) in children
Resilience (Personality Trait) in Adolescence
Adaptability (Psychology) in children
Mental Health Promotion
Family--Mental health
ISBN
0888685041
9780888685049
Format
Book
Location
Vancouver Community
Call Number
BF723.R46 B37 2007
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Acting out : understanding and reducing aggressive behaviour in children and youth

https://librarycatalogue.vch.ca/en/permalink/catalog118301
Author
Wolfe, David A
Call Number
WS350.8 A4 W65 2007
Location
Vancouver Community
Title
Acting out : understanding and reducing aggressive behaviour in children and youth
Author
Wolfe, David A
Responsibility
editor, David A. Wolfe
Place
Toronto
Publisher
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Year Published
2007
Physical Description
vii, 109 p. : ports. ; 26 cm
Subjects
Acting out (Psychology)
Aggressiveness in children
Aggressiveness in adolescence
Aggressiveness--Prevention
Aggression
ISBN
0888685327
9780888685322
Format
Book
Location
Vancouver Community
Call Number
WS350.8 A4 W65 2007
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