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The Potential of LSD, Heroin, Marijuana and Other Controlled Substances in Brain Research

no drugs sign

Imagine being an astronomer in a world where the telescope was banned. This effectively happened in the 1600s when, for over 100 years, the Catholic Church prohibited access to knowledge of the heavens in a vain attempt to stop scientists proving that the earth was not the center of the universe.  ‘Surely similar censorship could [...]

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MIND Guest Blog

Creativity, Madness and Drugs

San Diego—Would we have Poe’s Raven today if the tormented author had taken lithium to suppress his bipolar illness? Not likely, considering the high frequency of psychiatric illnesses among writers and artists, concluded psychiatrist Kay Jamison of Johns Hopkins Medical School speaking last week at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego. Madness [...]

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The White Noise

Beauty: K2 to Deal, with Abscesses and Bullets

Beauty, Bullet

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 “K2” and “Spice” drugs (collectively hereafter referred to as Spice) represent a relatively new class of [...]

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The White Noise

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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The White Noise

Eric and Sonya: Crystal Meth and a New City

Eric and Sonya, Warehouse

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 evaluate the prevalence and correlates of non-fatal overdose among a polysubstance-using cohort of injection drug [...]

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The White Noise

Introducing Someone to the Drug that Killed Her

Sonya and Eric, The Pit

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 majority of both male and female heroin addicts entering a city treatment program were introduced to [...]

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The White Noise

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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The White Noise

Death and the Language of Overdose

Dirty Snow

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 current paper examines critically the literature on deaths attributed to heroin overdose, and examines the characteristics [...]

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The White Noise

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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The White Noise

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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The White Noise

Triggered: Drug Relapse, His and Hers

Drug Table

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 The central problem in the treatment of cocaine and heroin addiction is high rates of relapse [...]

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