April 24, 2014
Recently, an article was published in the Daily Mail where a photographer tried to capture the human face of drug addiction, with the headline "The Haunting Face of Drug Addiction, homelessness and poverty". The photographer went to great efforts to be sensitive towards his subjects, whilst also trying to educate viewers about the physical effects of drug abuse. The intention is to try and de-stigmatise drug addicts, which is done effectively. However, one assumption that hinders the recovery of many who suffer from addiction is that all addicts fit a certain stereotype.