If you met Daniel, you likely would not have guessed that he struggled with substance abuse. He was smart, educated, and funny (with an unmatched dry sense of humor.) He wasn’t much interested in money, but pursued it enough to keep his clothing and appearances neat. He was patient and kind, especially with those he could tell were struggling just to get through the day. He had so many hopes: to have a dog, to travel, to spend more time with family, to help others with their struggles. He used substances as a means of "managing" life-long struggles with anxiety and depression. He loved his family and friends and wanted to find a way to be free of substance-dependence.