Report that says parents are overlooked in treating substance abuse reflects mother’s experience

Surrey Now Leader April 11, 2018

A B.C. woman whose daughter died of a drug overdose is calling on the province to better involve family in addiction treatment.

Deborah Bailey spent many frustrating years trying to get proper treatment for her adopted daughter, Izzy, before she died just before Christmas in 2015.

Izzy overdosed four times in the year before her death. Bailey was never told about those, however, because her daughter was legally an adult.

Report that says parents are overlooked in treating substance abuse reflects mother’s experience