Griffin Hoffman was a typical 16-year-old, doing his best in a world that hasn’t been easy on kids in the past few years. He loved his friends. He had a heart for social justice. He struggled with anxiety during the Covid-19 pandemic. He was a tennis star at McDaniel High in northeast Portland. He went to the movies, he played video games. And he did something many teens do — he experimented at times with drugs.
On a Monday morning in March, Griffin was found dead in his bedroom. He had overdosed on fentanyl, a synthetic opioid more powerful than morphine. Police quickly found blue
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