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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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When ‘Pimp’ and ‘Boyfriend’ Become Interchangeable

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. ————————- Street-level prostitution is comprised of both pimp-controlled prostitution and independent entrepreneurial prostitution. Although much of the more [...]

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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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What It Takes: Nine Cents for Drugs

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. ————————- The criminalization of certain drugs has a range of effects; it fails to deter all use, but [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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