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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Get Well

My nephew Cooper was born addicted to Heroin. This is him at a week old at the Children's Hospital. He was very healthy for a drug baby, but still had symptoms of withdrawal after being born. He is healthy and happy now, but still faces a lifetime of potential problems. In the wake of the opoid epidemic, this scene may become more and more familiar.

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Date Taken: 01.2017
Date Uploaded: 07.2017
Photo Location: Madera, California, United States of America
Camera: EZ Controller
Copyright: © Christine Richey