Daniel Baltimore, MD

"The amount of methadone clinics and open market areas, corner boys, drug dealers… It makes it so easy that anybody who wants to get high is gonna get high, no matter what”.

For Daniel, methadone is a household name. His parents struggled with drug addiction and his father passed away from a prescription pill overdose. His mother then began taking methadone and soon, she and three of her children were using her take-homes in addition to diverted doses bought on the street. Daniel later got off the drug, but unfortunately his mother overdosed on methadone and his two sisters are still patients of methadone clinics. Daniel was homeless for several years, doing odd jobs to survive and relapsing several times. Despite a seemingly helpless situation, Daniel is hopeful that one day he will be completely clean with a family of his own.