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He overcame drug addiction. Now he works to save the lives of other addicts on the street

He overcame drug addiction. Now he works to save the lives of other addicts on the street

(Adam Fondren, Deseret News)



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On a bone-chilling Thursday afternoon in December, Patrick Rezac and Ally Lelandais are on a mission to save lives.

In Lelandais’ silver Toyota RAV4, they zip past a row of boarded-up State Street storefronts in downtown Salt Lake City until they spot a familiar neon-lettered sign announcing a motel where sex workers service their customers and drug addicts nourish their habits.

A cesspool of drugs, disease and crime — that’s how most passersby would size up this spot.

But to Rezac and Lelandais — both recovering addicts themselves — it represents a golden opportunity.

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Gillian Friedman

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