When Life Hands You Lemons, Make Lemonade

It appears your Web browser is not configured to display PDF files. Download adobe Acrobat or click here to download the PDF file.

Click here to download the PDF file.

Creator: 

Pastore, Catrina

Date: 

2018

Abstract: 

Interviews with key players in the City of Sault Ste. Marie have revealed that one of the main hindrances to the rejuvenation of the downtown core is the opioid crisis. The negative stigma associated with drug addiction is having an extremely negative impact on the quality of life in the city. Plastic surgery will not heal the problem. The disease needs to be addressed head-on. This thesis proposes a network of rehabilitation spaces as a new, necessary and positive institution in the city. Combining rehabilitation clinics with additional programs that can help patients to establish drug free lifestyles is an opportunity to educate the public regarding addiction disease. The intention is not only to rehabilitate the individual, but indirectly the community and built environment as well. Drug rehabilitation strategies will be reinterpreted as design strategies for addressing the existing deteriorating fabric.

Subject: 

Sociology
Education - Health
Psychology - Behavioral

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Architecture: 
M.Arch.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Architecture

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

Items in CURVE are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. They are made available with permission from the author(s).