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Teaching Kids to Love Science, and Falling in Love with the Kids

  Put a science writer in a classroom with two-dozen ten-year-olds and I promise you this: the writer will learn more than the kids. I’ve just had that experience, not for the first time but in an especially fulfilling way, while talking about science to a group of fourth and fifth graders at Public School [...]

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The White Noise

Overdosing While Homeless, Vanishing from Family

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. ————————- Abstract Background: Homeless people are at high risk for illness and have higher death rates than the [...]

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Between Homelessness and Psychiatric Hospitals

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. ————————- OBJECTIVE: The authors examined the prevalence of and risk factors for homelessness among all patients treated for [...]

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Avoiding Heroin and Crack, Getting Hooked on K2

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. ————————- Synthetic cannabinoid-receptor agonists may precipitate psychosis in vulnerable individuals, as shown by recent experience within a New [...]

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Meeting at a Methadone Clinic, Double-Crossing for Drug Sale

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. ————————- Data were analyzed from the nationwide Treatment Outcome Prospective Study (TOPS) to assess whether current and former [...]

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Facebook Updates While Homeless and in Rehab

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. ————————- To examine why court mandated offenders dropout of drug treatment and to compare their characteristics, treatment experiences, [...]

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Takeesha and Steve: The Inability to Prove Homelessness for Housing

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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: This study examined predictors of entry into shelter and subsequent housing stability for a cohort of [...]

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Circle, Hunt Women for Sex; Post in a Forum about It

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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 experiences of prostitutes have been missing from studies of violence and rape, as has the problem [...]

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The Man Who Prowls the Abandoned House for Women

Cowboy, Hunts Pont

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. ————————- Literature addressing the relationship between substance use and physical and sexual violence against women is reviewed briefly. [...]

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Nothing Comes Free: Sexual Assault for a Place to Stay

TV, Corner Apartment

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 Homeless persons experience high rates of sexual and physical assault; homeless women are thought to be [...]

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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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