Leslie Mcbain, Pender Island, BC
Leslie McBain lost her only child, Jordan Miller,
Leslie McBain lost her only child, Jordan Miller, to a drug overdose in 2014, when he was just 25 years old in February 2014, to an accidental opioid overdose. Jordan became addicted to the pain medication Oxcycodone when prescribed it by the family doctor after a back injury on a job site. Jordan was just starting his life, had his own business, had friends and community. His death shook their family and friends to the core.
Soon after Jordan's death Leslie became an advocate for more compassionate, evidenced based drug policies. She co-founded Moms Stop the Harm (MSTH) in 2016. She is the Family Engagement lead for the British Columbia Center on Substance Use (BCCSU). Leslie sits on B.C. provincial and federal committees dedicated to changing drug policies. She attended, as a member of the Canadian Delegation, the United Nations annual Commission on Narcotic Drugs 2018 in March. Leslie sees ending the failed war on drugs as the overarching solution to the overdose epidemic.
Son Jordan Millier, age 25, died from and accidental overdose on February 4, 2014.