Flash From The Past: May 20, 2003

JOHN GRESS

One damp morning 8 years ago I woke up at 4am to photograph heroin addicts receiving their morning methadone medication at the Delta Methadone Clinic in Portland, Oregon. I remember I had a lot of trouble finding the place until I spotted the only commercial building in the residential neighborhood without a sign. The huge line forming outside its doors before sunrise was a good indication too. To protect the identity of the patients, I couldn’t photography any faces.

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A client receives his medication at the Delta Methadone Clinic at 5:47a.m. in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, May 20, 2003.(AP Photo/John Gress)
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A client receives a dose at the Delta Methadone Clinic in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Morning, May 20, 2003.
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A client of the Delta Methadone Clinic boards a bus in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Morning, May 20, 2003. The captain "hook" element was just an ironic addition to the scene.
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