'If it hasn't happened ... it's coming': Mothers urge radical approach to fentanyl crisis

CBC News November 9, 2017

"If it hasn't happened in your family ... either you're in denial or it's coming."

She says her experiences have turned her into a radical — one of four middle-aged moms, kind and candid, who are now advocating for something they say will save lives but is contentious: make drugs such as cocaine and heroin legal and having them inspected and sold by the government.

Their argument is pretty simple: the power of addiction combined with the prevalence of fentanyl is killing hundreds of people who, despite the risks, won't stop doing drugs. Taking those drugs out of the hands of criminal dealers and having the government control the supply could save many of those lives, they say.

'If it hasn't happened ... it's coming': Mothers urge radical approach to fentanyl crisis