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Stories by Cassie Rodenberg

Sleeping on Pins: A Life Without Opiates

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade's photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx...

April 5, 2013 — Cassie Rodenberg

Guest Post: Coping with Addiction in STEM Education

I've asked a scientist who has struggled with mental health issues and substance abuse through STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) graduate school to write about it, to highlight the pressures faced and the way problems are noticed, exacerbated and often, perhaps unintentionally, masked over the course of education...

March 26, 2013 — Cassie Rodenberg

A New Welcome, Why I Write on Addiction Culture

Welcome, if you're new to SciAm Mind, or to me. I write on addiction and the culture surrounding it, something that morphed from my original focus of addiction and mental illness chemistry (though I'll still delve into that sometimes)...

March 14, 2013 — Cassie Rodenberg

A Family's Struggle: Heroin, a Life Saga

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade's photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx...

March 9, 2013 — Cassie Rodenberg

Fire and Crack: A Night on a Drug Corner

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade's photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx...

February 15, 2013 — Cassie Rodenberg

Watch "Methadonia," Doc Film on Heroin and Poverty

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade's photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty and prostitution in Hunts Point, Bronx.

January 29, 2013 — Cassie Rodenberg

Pain Doesn't Compare to Withdrawal

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade's photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty and prostitution in Hunts Point, Bronx.

January 18, 2013 — Cassie Rodenberg

How They Live: Sonya and Eric, Heroin Addicts

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade's photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty and prostitution in Hunts Point, Bronx.

January 10, 2013 — Cassie Rodenberg

Neecy: The Attitude Toward Relapse on the Streets

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade's photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty and prostitution in Hunts Point, Bronx.

December 31, 2012 — Cassie Rodenberg

Guest Post: How to Foil Mental Health Stigma

In lieu of this month's events in Connecticut and beyond, it's my privilege to lend my platform to another voice, one who runs alongside the mission of this blog, and one of the smartest scientists and bravest people I know...

December 27, 2012 — Cassie Rodenberg

Takeesha: Crack, Heroin and Alcohol in Action

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade's photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty and prostitution in Hunts Point, Bronx.

December 20, 2012 — Cassie Rodenberg

Fund a Meth Lab, Help Addiction Research

A Princeton lab's doing something interesting -- trying to figure out where amphetamines collect in the brain, to really understand them, in a helpful sort of way that gets at the problem of addiction...

November 14, 2012 — Cassie Rodenberg

Inside a Crack House (Video)

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade's photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty and prostitution in Hunts Point, Bronx.

November 13, 2012 — Cassie Rodenberg

Addicts Are Professional Vagabonds

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade's photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty and prostitution in Hunts Point, Bronx.

November 12, 2012 — Cassie Rodenberg

Haunted by Emily: When Addicts Disappear

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty and prostitution in NYC.

October 31, 2012 — Cassie Rodenberg
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