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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

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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The White Noise

Women, Sexual Abuse and Addiction

Carmela, Hunts Point

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. ————————- Women experience alarming levels of physical and sexual assault, which may lead to escalation of substance use. [...]

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A Crack Study? Never Again

Takeesha, Bedroom

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. ————————- Takeesha: Hunts Point, Bronx. Courtesy of Chris Arnade. One time I did this crack Study for $2500, [...]

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Iron Man: Addiction and the Lives We Tell

Iron Man

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. ————————- Sociological accounts of the process of recovery from dependent drug use have emphasised the importance of the [...]

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One Year Later: I Invited Homeless Addicts to Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty and prostitution in Hunts Point, Bronx. For more on the series, look here. ————————- I wrote the following post one year ago, about Thanksgiving Dinner and my work with street addiction. My questions [...]

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Letter to Charlie in Prison: Never Thought I’d Like a Pimp

Charlie

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. ————————- In 2002, over 600,000 individuals left state and federal prison, four times as many as were released [...]

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Methadone: Sonya and the Impossibilities of Maintenance

Sonya, Under Tent

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 Methadone maintenance was the first widely used opioid replacement therapy to treat heroin dependence, and it [...]

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Drugs in the Dirt: Hygiene for the Street Drug User

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. ————————- OBJECTIVES: (1) To present the Behavioral Model for Vulnerable Populations, a major revision of a leading model [...]

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How to Shoot Up

How to Shoot Up

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. ————————- “Mami, can you come here please? Tie this. I can’t.” This is the second time you’ve heard [...]

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