Looking For Answers | Drug & Alcohol Addiction | A Photographer’s Story

 

Fine Art and Documentary Photographer Jennifer McClure is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From the ‘A Certain Distance’ project.  To see Jennifer’s portfolios click on any image.

 

 

 

 

 

I decided to stop using alcohol and drugs after I woke up with a badly damaged hand and no recollection of having hurt myself. Mornings like this were not unusual, and I don’t know why this time was different from any other. I didn’t think I really had a “problem”.  I needed to know what real alcoholics and drug addicts looked like, how they filled their days.  I wanted to find out how and why they got where they were.  I was hoping we would have little in common.

I put an ad in the Village Voice, and these are some of the people who answered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

All images © Jennifer McClure

 

 

See also:

Laws of Silence

By Jennifer McClure

 

 

 

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