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Beyond Shelters

Solutions to Homelessness in Canada from the Front Lines

This book offers essays by experienced shelter managers who address the future of the homeless shelter in Canada. This diverse collection includes contributions by leaders in the homelessness … 256 View

Fighting For Space

How a Group of Drug Users Transformed One City's Struggle with Addiction

North America is in the grips of a drug epidemic. While deaths across the continent soar, Travis Lupick’s Fighting for Space explains the concept of harm reduction as a crucial component of … 408 View
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Float Like a Butterfly, Drink Mint Tea

How I Beat the Shit Out of All My Addictions

As an alcoholic, drug-addicted comedian with tendencies to over-indulge and under-achieve since he was a teenager, Alex Wood was on track for to achieve his greatest goals: to die young and … 292 View
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On Opium

Pain, Pleasure, and Other Matters of Substance

A groundbreaking meditation on pain, painkillers, and dependence from a prescription opioid user. Her writing has been described as "measured," "sensuous," and … 364 View
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The Shelterscape in Canada

From: Beyond Shelters

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Provides a short history of the homeless shelter sector’s development followed by a description of its current size, shape, and orientations in Canada. Analyzes how homeless shelters have … 14 $1.40 Add
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Introduction

From: Fighting For Space

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In America today, overdose deaths are the highest they have ever been. Heroin has reached the middle class and suburban America. At the same time, public opinion has turned against the war on … 18 $0.18 Add
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Prologue

From: On Opium

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The author describes feeling trapped since her body began to turn against her many years ago, when she first started to suffer the intense joint stiffness and accompanying pain that would turn … 3 $0.30 Add
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Prologue

The Fight of My Life

From: Float Like a Butterfly, Drink Mint Tea

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Alex Wood introduces readers to his journey, his family, and notes that he’s been battling addiction since childhood. In three years, he quit 14 different addictions, each covered … 8 $0.80 Add
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Chapter 1

I Shook Up the World

From: Float Like a Butterfly, Drink Mint Tea

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In the first chapter of the Cocaine segment of the memoir, Wood talks about his experience relapsing onto cocaine at a Montreal strip club. Wood talks about his past dreams, his first gig at Yuk … 15 $1.50 Add
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Opium Eater

The New Confessions

From: On Opium

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After years of being clawed by stiffness and pain the author describes clawing back the life pain took from her. She describes the effects of the opiates she takes for pain, the pain relief, and … 64 $6.40 Add
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Shelters and Housing First

From: Beyond Shelters

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Describes how Dr. Sam Tsemberis ascertained through his work and research at the famed Bellevue Hospital that chronically homeless people could be stably housed with improved quality of life … 29 $2.90 Add
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Toledo, Ohio

From: Fighting For Space

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The city of Toledo, Ohio, wakes up to a growing ‘public health crisis’. In 2014, over a thousand people died of heroin-related overdoses in the state of Ohio. A disproportionate … 20 $0.40 Add
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Chapter 2

Miley

From: Float Like a Butterfly, Drink Mint Tea

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After feeling like a "grown up" after the Just for Laughs gig, Wood describes how he was "a boy again within weeks." Addiction and debt begins to interfere with his gigs and … 19 $1.90 Add
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Hundred Block Rock

From: Fighting For Space

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In the 1990s and early 2000s, Bud Osborn was part of a grassroots group of addicts who transformed how the City of Vancouver treats people addicted to drugs. He helped pioneer North … 25 $0.50 Add
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Mitigating Harm to Women

From: Beyond Shelters

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Describes the development of the transition house movement in Newfoundland and Labrador and how these centres have become anchors for the protection and safety of women in their communities. … 18 $1.80 Add
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Saturn Devouring His Children: A Tale of Instability in Seven Parts

Death

From: On Opium

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This chapter describes the War on Drugs, and the illegal use of fentanyl by a person living precariously. It also includes an interview with the founder of Mothers Stop the Harm (MSTH) and … 51 $5.10 Add