Nan Goldin Opens Up About Her Addiction to Drugs

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Acclaimed photographer Nan Goldin has written an article for Artforum, detailing her addiction to OxyContin – a highly addictive painkiller. “My life revolved entirely around getting and using Oxy,” she writes. “Counting and recounting, crushing and snorting was my full-time job. I rarely left the house. It was as if I was Locked-In.” Goldin, who is best known for her LGBT-related work, also calls out the Sackler family, who she says “made their fortune promoting addiction” off the drug. “The Sackler family and their private company, Purdue Pharma, built their empire with the lives of hundreds of thousands. The bodies are piling up.” Read the full article here.