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Pailin Wedel

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Pailin is Thai-American video journalist based in Thailand. For more info visit http://www.pailinwedel.com

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In the mountains between China and Myanmar, the Kachin, an ethnic group, are drowning in one of the world’s worst heroin crises. American Video, Man Ray, Drugs, Sick, Addiction, China, Mountains, Feelings, Photography

Harrowing scenes of drug addiction in the mountains between China and Burma

In the mountains between China and Myanmar, the Kachin, an ethnic group, are drowning in one of the world’s worst heroin crises.

A man prepares needles to inject black opium hours after he left a rehab center. American Video, Drugs, Addiction, Washington, China, Mountains, Black, Black People, Washington State

Harrowing scenes of drug addiction in the mountains between China and Burma

In the mountains between China and Myanmar, the Kachin, an ethnic group, are drowning in one of the world’s worst heroin crises.

In the mountains between China and Myanmar, the Kachin, an ethnic group, are drowning in one of the world’s worst heroin crises. American Video, Drugs, Addiction, China, Mountains, Times, Photography, Photograph, Fotografie

Harrowing scenes of drug addiction in the mountains between China and Burma

In the mountains between China and Myanmar, the Kachin, an ethnic group, are drowning in one of the world’s worst heroin crises.

In the mountains between China and Myanmar, the Kachin, an ethnic group, are drowning in one of the world’s worst heroin crises. American Video, Drugs, Addiction, Washington, China, Mountains, Washington State, Porcelain, Bergen

Harrowing scenes of drug addiction in the mountains between China and Burma

In the mountains between China and Myanmar, the Kachin, an ethnic group, are drowning in one of the world’s worst heroin crises.

A man who had used heroin for seven years plays the guitar while singing with friends at the rehab camp. He died of unknown causes months after this photo was taken. (Photography by Pailin Wedel) American Video, Plays, Drugs, Ethnic, Addiction, Singing, Guitar, China, Mountains

Harrowing scenes of drug addiction in the mountains between China and Burma

In the mountains between China and Myanmar, the Kachin, an ethnic group, are drowning in one of the world’s worst heroin crises.

With few resources, one of the only ways to ease recovering addicts’ withdrawal pains is cold water. Many of them douse themselves with water several times a day. Recovering Addict, American Video, Drugs, Addiction, Thailand, Cold, Times, Mountains, Water

Harrowing scenes of drug addiction in the mountains between China and Burma

In the mountains between China and Myanmar, the Kachin, an ethnic group, are drowning in one of the world’s worst heroin crises.

In the mountains between China and Myanmar, the Kachin, an ethnic group, are drowning in one of the world’s worst heroin crises. American Video, Drugs, Addiction, China, Mountains, Fictional Characters, Fantasy Characters, Porcelain, Bergen

Harrowing scenes of drug addiction in the mountains between China and Burma

In the mountains between China and Myanmar, the Kachin, an ethnic group, are drowning in one of the world’s worst heroin crises.

In the mountains between China and Myanmar, the Kachin, an ethnic group, are drowning in one of the world’s worst heroin crises. American Video, The Washington Post, Drugs, Addiction, Thailand, China, Mountains, Porcelain, Bergen

Harrowing scenes of drug addiction in the mountains between China and Burma

In the mountains between China and Myanmar, the Kachin, an ethnic group, are drowning in one of the world’s worst heroin crises.

In the mountains between China and Myanmar, the Kachin, an ethnic group, are drowning in one of the world’s worst heroin crises. American Video, Drugs, Addiction, Thailand, China, Mountains, Porcelain, Bergen

Harrowing scenes of drug addiction in the mountains between China and Burma

In the mountains between China and Myanmar, the Kachin, an ethnic group, are drowning in one of the world’s worst heroin crises.