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Ric Curtis

Ric Curtis

New York City

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Department of Anthropology

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Published on Nov 16, 2017

One Backer asked us to explain Respondent Driven Sampling or RDS, and why we used it to recruit people for the study. We've tried to do that in layman's terms here. Hopefully, readers will get the idea, even if they don't fully understand how it work...

One Backer asked us to explain Respondent Driven Sampling or RDS, and why we used it to recruit people for the study. We've tried to do that in layman's terms here. Hopefully, readers will get the ...

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Published on Nov 02, 2017

Wrapping up in the field

In going over our recruitment records for the Fanteca project, we found that our total expenditure for interviews and referral fees was $4,465, sixty five dollars more than what we had estimated in...

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Published on Oct 30, 2017

Data Collection Completed

Our last day of data collection was Saturday, October 28. We had quite a few John Jay College students show up and they did more interviews on the last day than on any other. In total, the project ...

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Published on Oct 19, 2017

The next generation of leaders find insight and inspiration working in the field..

For many students, the Fanteca Project is their first opportunity to work on something "real," something that matters, something related to what they have been studying in school, something that gi...

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Published on Oct 18, 2017

We're not just collecting data: we give out clean injection equipment and snacks

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Published on Oct 16, 2017

Showing Respect

One of our students in our "Drug Use & Abuse" classes in the Anthropology Department, Saleh Alhaithami, arrived for the interviews in style and he was very well-received by the folks that we in...

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Published on Oct 16, 2017

More than half of our interviews with "Fanteca" users have been completed

Our research team took advantage of the mild weather lastweekend and students completed 107 interviews with “fanteca” users. We’re nowup to 157 interviews, more than halfway to our goal of 300. The...

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Published on Oct 13, 2017

Overdoses Among Injectors and Non-Injectors of Opiates

In our pilot Fanteca study of August, 2017, we found that both injectors and non-injectors reported significant numbers of overdoses over the last year. More injectors overdosed than non-injectors,...

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Published on Oct 09, 2017

Fanteca Project, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017: 50 interviews completed

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Published on Oct 03, 2017

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Published on Sep 30, 2017

The Fanteca Pilot study in August 2017 found that slightly more than half of the people said that they injected heroin, nearly half sniffed it, and a small number smoked it.

The Fanteca Pilot study in August 2017 found that slightly more than half of the people said that they injected heroin, nearly half sniffed it, and a small number smokedit. To prevent overdose, dr...

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Thanks so much. We need all the help that we can get. Call, text or send me an email so that we can discuss how to combine forces. ric.curtis@gmail.com.
Sep 27, 2017
Fanteca Project: Student-led study of opiates and overdose in NYC
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Thanks so much, Solanyi. We hope that this will help spark greater involvement by people to address the problem.
Sep 27, 2017
Fanteca Project: Student-led study of opiates and overdose in NYC
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Thanks so much for your support. There is so much to be done and so little that is new or up-to-date.
Sep 25, 2017
Fanteca Project: Student-led study of opiates and overdose in NYC
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