Metro News Edmonton, September 1, 2017
Faye Gray said she feels a lot of guilt over her daughter’s drug overdose death in 2015. She was one of many grieving parents who met on the steps of the Alberta legislature Thursday afternoon to hold a vigil honouring overdose victims and call for changes in the way society treats people who use drugs.
The annual vigil, marking International Overdose Awareness Day, had a higher profile this year with the country in the midst of an opioid crisis, drawing politicians and several advocacy organizations. “That was huge for me. I think for all of us,” said Faye. “Finally somebody’s listening. And we’ve never had that before.”