East Bayside neighborhood of Portland, Maine is facing change as urban development moves into this diverse community of immigrant families and small business owners.
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The crisis of drug addiction and alcoholism in New England has spread to an increasingly younger demographic in the past several years. Addicts in their early twenties are seeking help for their progressive disease through treatment and sober housing. Grace House is a privately owned women's sober house in Portland, Maine. The majority of the residents are 20- to 25-year-old opiate addicts who have already spent years cycling through detoxes and other addiction programs. These women live together in a structure of rules and protocols to help them navigate early sobriety.
For decades the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington has been an active district for artists, students and burn outs. As major urban development has engulfed this community over the last several years, the steadfast population has still held its place among the new high-end restaurants and sky-rocketing rents.