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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...
This research summary reports on a study that focused on three populations of young people: youth in shelters; street youth; and youth in households. Four areas of focus were prevalence of at-risk behaviors; relationship between substance abuse by...
Elise Roy, Jean-François Boudreau, Pascale Leclerc, Jean-François Boivin, Gaston Godin
The objectives of this study were to determine the temporal trends of initiation into injection drug use, current injection, and recent receptive sharing of injection paraphernalia among street youth. Data from two cohort studies...
Joanne Neale
This commentary explores the relationships between homelessness, drug use and Hepatitis C infection, within the broader context of social exclusion. Although it is difficult to estimate the number of homeless people who are misusing drugs or the...
T. Kerr, M. Tyndall, R. Zhang, C. Lai, J. Montaner, E. Wood
There have been concerns that safer injecting facilities may promote initiation into injection drug use. We examined length of injecting career and circumstances surrounding initiation into injection drug use among 1065 users of North America's...
Kira Tozer, Despina Tzemis, Ashraf Amlani, Larissa Coser, Darlene Taylor, Natasha Van Borek, Elizabeth Saewyc, Jane A. Buxton
The Youth Injection Prevention (YIP) project aimed to identify factors associated with the prevention of transitioning to injection drug use (IDU) among street-involved youth (youth who had spent at least 3 consecutive nights without a fixed...
Márcia Rebeca Rocha de Souzaa, Jeane Freitas de Oliveira, Mariana Cavalcante Guedes Chagasa, Evanilda Souza de Santana Carvalho
The care directed to people who have problems with drug use is provided, for the most serious cases, at the Psychosocial Care Center for alcohol and other drugs (CAPSad), an extra-hospital device offered by the secondary sector, where cases receive...
James A. Inciardi and Hilary L. Surratt
The presence of vast numbers of unsupervised and unprotected children is a phenomenon that is common throughout Latin America, and in few places are the street children more visible, and reviled, than in Brazil.  Accounts of drug abuse among street...
S. E. Lankenau, M. C. Clatts, D. Welle, L. A. Goldsamt, M. V. Gwadz
"Hustling," or sex work is a common means of surviving on the streets and paying for drugs among homeless youth. This article formulates the concepts of "street capital" and "street competencies" to describe how 10 young men who have sex with men (...
Claire E. Kendall, Lisa M. Boucher, Amy E. Mark, Alana Martin, Zack Marshall, Rob Boyd, Pam Oickle, Nicola Diliso, Dave Pineau, Brad Renaud, Tiffany Rose, Sean LeBlanc, Mark Tyndall, Olivia M. Lee, Ahmed M. Bayoumi
Background The health of people who use drugs (PWUD) is characterized by multimorbidity and chronicity of health conditions, necessitating an understanding of their health care utilization. The objective of this study was to evaluate emergency...
J. Neale, C Kennedy
Evidence of large numbers of people who are both homeless and drug dependent, the complexity of their needs, and the many difficulties which they can encounter when trying to access assistance highlight the importance of basic standards of good...
Maryanne Alderson
The recent decline in police legitimacy (Gallup Poll, 2015) has increased the need for procedural justice. Law enforcement agencies that employ procedural justice can restore legitimacy, build trust, and enhance citizen satisfaction. Using secondary...
R.G. Thompson, D.S. Hasin
An estimated 750,000 to 2 million Americans age 18 to 24 years experience homelessness in any given year (Ammerman et al., 2004). The prevalence of substance use disorders among these young adults is 3 to 4 times higher than that of their never-...