In this episode of Grieving Out Loud, host Angela Kennecke interviews Nathan Smiddy, aka “Narcan Nate,” a man who has struggled with substance use for eight years, including multiple overdoses. Despite these challenges, Nate has turned his life around and is now working in harm reduction and with the unsheltered community in California.
Nate shares his personal story of growing up in Tennessee, his experiences with trauma and addiction, and the work he is doing to save the lives of others. This raw and honest conversation highlights the impact of addiction on individuals and communities and the importance of harm reduction and support for those in need.
Nate has created a Go Fund Me page to help with his efforts at https://www.gofundme.com/f/narcan-nate-fund.
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Nathan Smiddy is a person who has struggled with chaotic substance use for eight years, including multiple overdoses. Despite these challenges, he has turned his life around and is now working in harm reduction and with the unsheltered community. In addition to providing support and assistance to those in need, Nathan is also an advocate for change, using his experiences to bring attention to social issues and promote the importance of addressing them. Nate is making a positive impact on the lives of others, and he is working towards a better future for all.