"We are our own worst enemy. Addiction is a demon inside of me. I have him under arrest but I can't give him the death penalty. He got a life sentence and gets to live inside of me. There is always a chance that he breaks out of jail"
- James, addiction survivor. sober since 13 months.
Drug overdoses have become the leading cause of death of Americans under 50, with two-thirds of those deaths from opioids (Source: The New York Times). As the country is experiencing one of the most tragic drug crisis, I decided to document those who fight to survive. My latest photo documentary project. "Recovering Seeds" is about addiction survivors and their journey to recovery. The first phase of my documentary took me to the Renewal Farm in Garrison NY. The Renewal Farm is a program that targets the specific needs of recovering addicts by pairing proven substance-abuse interventions with a therapeutic shift in environment. 👉🏼Full documentary on link in bio