Vigils to be held Thursday on International Overdose Awareness Day

NICK EAGLAND, Vancouver Sun, August 30, 2017

Leslie McBain, founder of Moms Stop the Harm, which advocates for harm reduction and policy change around drugs, said her group was among a diverse committee of organizers, including AIDS Vancouver Island, the Mustard Seed Street Church and the Centre for Addictions Research of B.C.

McBain said it’s important that any overdose-awareness initiative addresses the stigmas associated with addiction and how they impact people who use drugs and their loved ones.

Vigils to be held Thursday on International Overdose Awareness Day