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Photographer: Arielle Simmons New England School of Photography

Photo Title: Untitled

Caption: A teenage boy sweats over the stove as he does his part in preparing lunch for the other 43 men staying in the Talita Cumi Rehabilitation Center for Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Jocotenango, Guatemala.

 

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Caption: A man prepares the vegetables that will feed all those staying in Talita Cumi. With a minimum stay of three months, preparing meals and cleaning up after is a big part of passing the time.

 

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Caption: Prayer happens every morning and before every meal. It is the only program offered to replace the addiction.

 

The men serve each other quickly and efficiently at every meal.

Caption: The men serve each other quickly and efficiently at every meal.

 

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Caption: A fifteen year old deaf boy bows his head, he was the youngest at the time to be living in Tailta Cumi.

 

The men line up to each have their 5 minute shower.

Caption: The men line up to each have their 5 minute shower.

 

A man shaves in the one mirror in Talita Cumi.

Caption: A man shaves in the one mirror in Talita Cumi.

 

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Caption: Two men have breakfast, a stew of the vegetables provided for them with fresh avacados and coffee native to Guatemala.

 

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Caption: In this small building for three months, with very few disruptions of routine, men sit and pass the time.

 

The men are all gathered for an evening church service.

Caption: The men are all gathered for an evening church service.