The light at the end: Keizer man clean and sober two years after speaking about heroin addiction

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Curtis DeVoursney has felt more human lately. That might seem like a small accomplishment but, when we met for the first time two years ago, Curtis was deep in the throes of heroin addiction. He had watched numerous friends and associates die of overdoses in the preceding months. At 24 years old, he was still standing and that made him feel invulnerable and godlike. The day after we talked, he was reporting to jail for violating his last parole and even then the drug use didn’t stop. “It’s difficult to remember because...

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