Mother of overdose victim pleads for action on growing opioid use


Victoria Times Colonist, September 29, 2016

Mother Arlene Kolb calls for a new Good Samaritan law that would forgive drug users if they called 911 when one of them overdoses - something she says might have helped prevent her son's death.
"One of the things that happened the night my son passed away is that (his friends) didn't call an ambulance," she said. "He was only a minute from a hospital. They cleaned house, they took their phones, they took the drugs and they took the money and then they called from another home."

Mother of overdose victim pleads for action on growing opioid use

CTV News Winnipeg, September 29, 2016

 'If it could happen to my family, it could happen to yours': mom on deadly new street drug