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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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The Importance of Possessions While Homeless

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: This research utilized an ethnographic approach to advance our understanding of the survival strategies employed by [...]

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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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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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The Unspeakable Stillness of HIV

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 Objectives. We report HIV seroprevalence and risk factors for urban indigent adults. Methods. A total of [...]

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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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Women’s Portraits and Stories vs. the Sex Men Want from Them

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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. ————————- Homeless women experience extensive health risks including physical and sexual victimization. Few studies that have gathered information [...]

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The Harm Men Do Women in the Bronx

Sarah and Ramone, 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. ————————- Based on ethnographic fieldwork conducted while residing next to a crack house in El Barrio, New York, [...]

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Nothing Comes Free: Sexual Assault for a Place to Stay

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

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