15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
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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||The American Experience
||July 30, 2017, 6:51 p.m.