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Nathan O. Lavere

Nathan O. Lavere was my dear friend and someone who had lost the love of his life (my granddaughter) to substance abuse as well as suffering from this condition. Nathan could fix a car and build a house. He loved dogs and knew how to work with them. He would help you with any problem […]

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Sunnie Tam

My brother was 31 years old. He had struggled with substance abuse and alcohol abuse when we were younger. My brother moved to Seattle around 2013, and was clean from Narcotics Anonymous for three years. I had no idea he went back to using. I used to be so ignorant to the idea of substance […]

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Still around

I have a story about somebody that hasn’t been lost yet. This is, as of now, a story of hope. I work as a Housing Case Manager at one of Seattle’s largest and lowest barriers homeless shelters. I worked with an older gentleman who has a nearly lifelong addiction to heroin. The use of heroin […]

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Scott

Scott had a lot of pride in his recovery. He especially enjoyed continuing to spend time around his friends who still used, as he liked to be a bit of a source of inspiration for them. A couple of them even followed him into recovery After a few years, Scott experienced a lot of change, […]

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Drew

Drew passed away 6 years ago from an overdose. Because of societal responses to queerness, substance use and addiction, Drew didn’t have real options for his own health or safety. Safe consumption spaces will do just that – it will give people real options to sustain their own health and safety. Drew deserved a safe space. We all deserve safe […]

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Robert

Memorial for Robert R. Robert lived a very bright and colorful life as a true artist. He painted, he drew, he sculpted and he crafted the most exotic creations out of cast off detritus. He had a struggle with pain due to health issues and somehow went from pain medications to using heroin. The path […]

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Shira

Shira was one of the funniest girls I ever knew. Running into her was like hitting the jackpot, because the laughter and fun were a always a given. But, underneath the smile was the pain she always carried. She was a musician, a mother, a sister, a daughter, a friend. And she was way more […]

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Amber

Amber, first off, had the best laugh in the world. She loved her family and just adored her lil brother Zach (4 yrs old when Amber passed). She was a true, loyal friend. Amber was smart, compassionate, and independent. Look, no one is perfect, she could be stubborn and obnoxiously loud, as well, but that’s […]

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