Article about United States Narcotic Farm rehab center

Junky-Syringes

Scientific American has a slide show of old photos from the United States Narcotic Farm, a converted federal prison in Kentucky that housed thousands of drug addicts from 1935 to 1975, including Sonny Rollins, Peter Lorre and William S. Burroughs. I like this photo of syringes taken from volunteers admitted into the treatment facility.

UPDATE: Here are more photos, along with information about the book and documentary by JP Olsen, Nancy Campbell and Luke Walden.

Reaping a Sad Harvest: A "Narcotic Farm" That Tried to Grow Recovery (Via Mind Hacks)