EUREKA, Calif. (KIEM) One of Eureka’s biggest advocates for the treatment of addiction, especially for the homeless, has died after a battle with ALS. 56-year-old John McManus was the co-founder of Waterfront Recovery Services here in Eureka. During his career, he was able to get MediCal to cover treatment for addiction, including medical detox and residential care. McManus was diagnosed in February of last year with ALS, a degenerative nerve disease that has no known cure. His colleagues call his death a great loss to the community. 

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