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Leonardo A. Dominguez Gomez

Leonardo A. Dominguez Gomez

CUNY: John Jay & ISPH

Research Analyst, Adjunct Lecturer

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Heroin users in Puerto Rico were being systematically dispatched from rural areas that lacked the capacity to deal with their addiction issues to drug treatment in facilities NYC that promised solutions. But the promise of treatment was largely a scam (https://www.pri.org/…/201…/luring-puerto-rican-addicts-bronx) that left many Puerto Rican heroin users homeless and addicted on the streets of the South Bronx. Before we started the Fanteca Pilot Project in August, our students were regular visitors to “the hole” (pictured below) where many homeless Puerto Rican users lived and spent time. The police closed the hole, displacing users to the surrounding neighborhood, including nearby St. Mary’s Park. Now that the hurricane has devastated the island, how many more opiate users are expected to end up in the South Bronx?
Sep 29, 2017
Fanteca Project: Student-led study of opiates and overdose in NYC
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Your help would be great, and highly appreciated! definitely share and encourage people to donate. Your students are very welcomed to join us in the field (if and very hopefully when we raise the funds). There are questions around risk behaviors but I'm sure there is more room for HCV related things.
Sep 27, 2017
Fanteca Project: Student-led study of opiates and overdose in NYC
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