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From Drug Dealing to Harm Reduction: the Story of Narcan Nate

Michael Brown
Michael Brown
Director for Counter Narcotics Technology


We have a conversation with Nathan Smiddy, also known as "Narcan Nate."

Nate is a Harm Reduction Education Specialist in long-term recovery.  We dive into Nate's background and discover how he got started in the world of drugs and alcohol, coming from a family involved in law enforcement.  From selling drugs through high school and beyond, to now being sober and advocating for harm reduction, Nate shares his unique perspective on the current state of drug policy and its impact on society.

We also discuss the controversial topic of drug scheduling and reform, while exploring ways to correct the errors made by Big Pharma.  

Nate shares his vision for funding harm reduction efforts, and what needs to be done to make it a reality in communities.

To learn more about Nate's work, follow this link: https://www.anewpath.org/ 

Key topics: 

  • Testing street drugs
  • Drug prevention
  • Harm reduction strategies


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