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Aug 13, 2015

Tracey Helton (/u/traceyh415) is the focus of this week’s episode of Upvoted by Reddit. We discuss her depression growing up, how she became addicted to heroin, life as a homeless heroin addict, being the subject of the HBO documentary ‘Black Tar Heroin’, how she got clean, her involvement in harm reduction, how she got involved in r/opiates on reddit, Naloxone, and how she saved the lives of over 120 users by sending naloxone to those with no access.

 

This episode features Tracey Helton /u/traceyh415, Jamey Jasta, Max Gunawan (founder of Lumio), /u/opiathrowaway, John Doe  and Yev Pusin (/u/yevp).

 

You can donate to Tracey via Paypal at traceyh415@gmail.com.

 

 

This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and Backblaze.

 

 

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