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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and Backblaze.
- Tracey’s Blog
- Pre-order Tracey’s Book ‘The Big Fix’
- Watch Black Tar Heroin on Youtube
- Yev’s Blog Article on the Blackblaze Incident
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the Heroin epidemic in the United States
- Tracey's Original AMA on r/opiates