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On June 22, 1999 the United States Supreme Court issued a decision interpreting a provision of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (the ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101 et seq. The ADA is a federal civil rights law...
D.Z. Lieberman, G. Kolodner, et al.
Antidepressant use in the treatment of bipolar disorder is controversial due the risks of affective switching and cycle acceleration. Studies of non-comorbid samples suggest that the risk can be mitigated with the use of a concomitant mood...
Tania Costa, Corinne Holubowich, Elizabeth Jean Betsch, et al.
People who are homeless are more likely to become ill and die early than are people who are not homeless. They need more health care, but also have problems getting it (e.g., many do not have a family doctor). Some reasons for this are fear of...
C. Miller, P. Spittal, K. Li, N. Laliberte, J. Frankish, J. et al Shoveller
Objectives: To characterize trends in drug and sexual risk factors among injection drug users (IDU) according to their age at first injection.Methods: Data were collected through the Vancouver Injection Drug Users Study (VIDUS). To date over 1400...
Hiebert, Sarah Wayland, Bruce Newbold, Stephen Gaetz, Emily Paradis, Sylvia Novac, Monica Sarty, David Hulchanski, Valerie Preston, Ann Marie Murnaghan, Robert Murdie, Jennifer Logan, Jane Wedlock, Uzo Anucha, et al.
The successful integration of immigrants and refugees into a new society is based on their attainment of several basic needs, one of the most important of which is affordable, suitable and adequate housing. In recent years, there has been increasing...
Benjamin Alexander-Eitzman
This letter to the editor by social worker Bejamin Alexander-Eitzman suggests that another article appearing in the Journal (Canton, et al. Risk factors for long-term homelessness: findings from a longitudinal study of first-time homeless single...
Daniel Squires, Theresa Moyers
This guideline introduces clinicians to the use of Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) with dually diagnosed consumers as one component of an integrated treatment program. The purpose of this guideline is to introduce clinicians to the use of...
Stephen W. Hwang
Commenting on Podymow et al. (Shelter-Based Managed Alcohol Administration to Chronically Homeless People Addicted to Alcohol), Hwang notes that the study, though not without limitations, provides " tantalizing demonstration of the...
Robert Orwin, Bernadette Campbell, Kevin Campbell, Antoinette Krupski
The passage of the Contract with America Advancement Act terminated the Social Security Administration’s Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income benefits for persons diagnosed with drug or alcohol addiction (also known as DA&A...