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Both locations follow similar guidelines in terms of rules around drugs and alcohol. Consuming or possessing drugs or alcohol on Covenant House property or during Covenant House activities is prohibited. This includes prescription medication not...
Neil Swan
Researchers at the Center for Therapeutic Community Research (CTCR) in New York City, one of NIDA's major multidisciplinary research centers, are studying a treatment program they devised to meet the complex psychiatric and substance abuse needs of...
Kora DeBeck, Tessa Cheng, Julio S Montaner, Chris Beyrer, Richard Elliott, Susan Sherman, Evan Wood, Stefan Baral
Background Mounting evidence suggests that laws and policies prohibiting illegal drug use could have a central role in shaping health outcomes among people who inject drugs (PWID). To date, no systematic review has characterised the influence of...
Scott E. Hadland, Brandon D. L. Marshall, Thomas Kerr, Jiezhi Qi, Julio S. Montaner, Evan Wood
Purpose: Rates of depression among street youth are poorly characterized, particularly as they pertain to concurrent drug use. We sought to assess associations between drug type and degree of depression in this population....
Cheryl L. Currie, T. Cameron Wild
OBJECTIVE: To present epidemiologic information on adolescent use of prescription drugs to get high, and not for medical purposes, in Canada.   METHODS: Data were obtained from 44 344 adolescents in grades 7 to 12 living across Canada's 10 provinces...
Robin Room
A heavy load of symbolism surrounds psychoactive substance use, for reasons which are discussed. Psychoactive substances can be prestige commodities, but one or another aspect of their use seems to attract near--universal stigma and marginalization...
Injecting drug use is driving HIV epidemics in many countries around the world. There is evidence that such epidemics can be averted, halted and reversed if comprehensive HIV programmes targeting drug users are put into place. The term ‘harm...
Angela L. Hudson, Adeline Nyamathi, Barbara Greengold, Alexandra Slagle, Deborah Koniak-Griffin, Farinaz Khalilifard, Daniel Getzoff
Approximately 1.5 to 2 million homeless young persons live on the streets in the United States. With the current economic situation, research is needed on quality of services geared toward homeless young adults. The objective of this study was to...
Sabriya L. Linton, David D. Celentano, Gregory D. Kirk, Shruti H. Mehta
Few studies have assessed the temporal association between homelessness and injection drug use, and injection-related risk behavior.  Homelessness appears to be associated with relapse and injection-related risk behavior. Strengthening policies and...