Project info

In January 2016, almost a year after my stepson died of a heroin overdose, I began to photograph women in the Sojourner House in Pittsburgh. They are mothers with young children and pregnant women. They all struggle with addiction, mostly heroine and other opiods. The pregnant women are on methadone because their fetuses can't go through withdrawal in the womb. After birth, both mother and baby have to get off their methadone addiction. I plan to follow some of these women and their children as they follow the rehab program and move to independent living. I will update this project on a regular basis, so keep coming back.
Teake Zuidema