- Overdose: This is the most obvious way people die from their addiction. I don't need to tell you of the pandemic we are in.
- Medical Condition: Life on the streets is hard on the body in ways that are secondary to the addiction itself. Pneumonia, diabetes, epilepsy, wound infections and more are examples of how people die on the streets or in local hospitals. "Terri" was the first person I knew who died as a result related to her addiction and it was due to a medical condition brought on by living outside under a damp bridge through the winter.
- Violence: I was introduced to this way to die forever just last week when I learned of the rape and murder of a woman who I had met 24 hours earlier. The next day, she was on a 'date' and never came home. See the section heading "In Memoriam" in this blog carrying the same title.