Families affected by opioid crisis need more support, Alberta prof says (BCCSU)
Leslie McBain's 25-year-old son, Jordan, died from an opioid overdose in 2014. There's so much that she knows now that she wishes she had known then.
She wishes she had understood more about addiction, had access to a doctor educated on the topic, received more information on detox programs and support after their completion, as well as counselling and long-term support groups.
Other presenters on the panel include Petra Schulz of Moms Stop the Harm, Katie Mai of the British Columbia Centre on Substance Abuse and Hakique Virani, a University of Alberta professor.
Madeleine Cummings reports.
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