Don’t do drugs, but if you do...
While recovery from problematic substance use is always the desirable outcome is always, the painful experience of losing a child to an overdose has taught me that that ‘just saying no’ can be deadly. The following recommendations are based on principles of harm reduction aimed at keeping the person alive so they can make a better decision on another day.
Overdose awareness - Leslie McBain, lost a child to overdose
Province of BC, September 21, 2016
Leslie McBain lost her only child, Jordan, when he was just 25 years, to an accidental opioid overdose. She is an advocate for harm reduction changes to drug policies, actively participates on provincial committees on policy reform and speaks to high school students on the topic of drug safety.