Free resources launched to support British Columbians struggling with addiction, loss and grief

PERRIN GRAUER StarMetro Vancouver Wed., Nov. 28, 2018

VANCOUVER—In response to the unrelenting impact of addiction and the overdose crisis on British Columbians, a new suite of resources has been launched by provincial partners to provide tools for individuals and families struggling with substance-use disorder or grief following the loss of a loved one.

Two free handbooks written by people who have first-hand experience with substance use and loss are now available online and by mail to help people navigate the challenges and harms associated with substance-use disorder.

Leslie McBain, co-founder of Moms Stop the Harm and family engagement lead at the BCCSU, said the support handbooks provide “the things I wish I’d know after I lost (my son) to an overdose — not only in the days immediately following his death, but in the months and years after.”

Free resources launched to support British Columbians struggling with addiction, loss and grief