In Northampton on Main St., I happened upon a friend who was going through the motions, in what is a daily routine for him. Get heroin, get his kit which consists of clean needles, hose, cotton, and whatever else you use, and then get high. This individual is lucky, Northampton has Western Ma's only needle exchange, which provides him with the above. I asked him if I could tag along to to photo document the process. He agreed.
Any kids out there under the age of 18 might be advised not to watch this video. Although come to think of it, I saw all of this is in D.A.R.E. classes while in middle school, save for the actual shooting up part. So who am I to say who should be watching what?
I started photographing as we entered the needle exchange, which was moments after he picked up the heroin from his friend.
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