A heroin addict’s tale: 'Noah… I told you were going to die'

Noah Van Houten liked the way heroin eased his pain. He liked it so much he was willing to lose everything he had, including his family’s trust, to get more. He roamed Tacoma streets homeless searching for his next fix — often stealing to do it.
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Noah Van Houten liked the way heroin eased his pain. He liked it so much he was willing to lose everything he had, including his family’s trust, to get more. He roamed Tacoma streets homeless searching for his next fix — often stealing to do it.

Noah’s story shows why the region’s desperate fight against opioids is worth waging

January 26, 2018 07:00 AM