Promise Magazine: Spring/Summer 2017
SUPERHEROES OF THE COMMUNITY
Leslie McBain lost her son, Jordan, to an opioid addiction in 2014. Today, she leads Moms Stop the Harm, a substance use policy change advocacy group that she co-founded. “Harm reduction is our goal,” says McBain, though the group also provides much-needed support to members who have lost family to drug harm.
“We need better treatment in suburbs,” says Jennifer Woodside. In 2014, her son Dylan died of an overdose from oxycodone laced with fentanyl. Woodside recently founded Voice of the Family (VOF), which works with families who have lost children to addiction across Canada, specifically in the western provinces.