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The White Noise

Beauty: K2-Induced Seizures

Courtesy of Chris Arnade

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx. For more on the series, look here. ————————- Neurologists and emergency department physicians are frequently involved in the comprehensive evaluation of a first generalized seizure. [...]

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The Mood of Drugs, the Tools Made and Traded

Courtesy of Chris Arnade

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx. For more on the series, look here. ————————- Background Genetic factors have been implicated in the development of substance abuse disorders, but the role of [...]

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Lincoln Hospital, Injuries from Homelessness: Small Comfort of a Bath

Lincoln Hospital

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx. For more on the series, look here. ————————- BACKGROUND Homelessness is believed to be a cause of health problems and high medical costs, but data [...]

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Shelley: Threats, Crack Paranoia, My Door at 2 a.m.

Shelley, Astoria

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx. For more on the series, look here. ————————- Cocaine-induced paranoia (CIP) has recently shown a relationship to genetic factors that may moderate disulfiram treatment response [...]

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Bernice: Abuse, Addiction and Hopelessness

Bernice

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx. For more on the series, look here. ————————- Almost half (45.5%) the clients reported having experienced one or more life-threatening overdoses. A third (32.7%) reported [...]

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A New Town, a New Try at Outrunning a Felony

On the Way Out, Eric and Sonya

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx. For more on the series, look here. ————————- The purpose of this study is to evaluate the deterrent effect of imprisonment. Using data on offenders [...]

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Pepsi: Setting Fires in the Underworld

Pepsi in Black

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx. For more on the series, look here. ————————- Background The association between stressful life events and onset of bipolar episodes is unclear. The association between [...]

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Pepsi: Life is a Nerve Disorder

Pepsi, Aften Being Beaten

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx. For more on the series, look here. ————————- Peripheral neuropathy Peripheral neuritis; Neuropathy – peripheral; Neuritis – peripheral; Nerve disease Last reviewed: August 26, 2012. [...]

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Life Outside a Methadone Clinic, or Getting Clean from Heroin

Takeesha, Abandoned Building

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx. For more on the series, look here. ————————- Background This study examined long-term improvement of quality of life amongst heroin users enrolled in methadone maintenance [...]

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How It Is to Fiend

Sarah, Fiending

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx. For more on the series, look here. ————————- Objectives To examine barriers to effective drug addiction treatment for women involved in street-level prostitution. Methods A qualitative approach [...]

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