Metro Calgary, July 31, 2018
Rosalind Davis, co-founder of the Alberta Foundation for Changing the Face of Addiction (AFCFA), spoke about her late partner's accidental fentanyl overdose at the awareness campaign launch.
“February 17th will mark the two year anniversary of my partner Nathan’s accidental fentanyl poisoning, and it’s impossible not to reflect on what I wish I had known,” Davis said. Nathan Huggins-Rosenthal, 34, became addicted to opioids when he was prescribed painkillers for a back injury.
The shame and stigma they felt was “paralyzing” and “isolating," according to Davis. “If you don’t believe that the opioid epidemic is impacting you, know that you still have the power to save a life by being informed, and offering a safe place for someone to say ‘I’m not okay,’” she said.