Stories shared at International Overdose Awareness Day

Fort McMurray Today, September 3, 2018

When Christopher Shebib hurt his knee in an accident, he was given painkillers while he recovered. But what was meant to help cope with the pain turned into an addiction.

In August of 2016, Shebib died from an overdose after taking cocaine that had been laced with fentanyl. He was 28.

On Friday, Meints was one of several people who shared how overdoses and drug battles have impacted their lives at the Redpoll Centre, where the HIV North Society held an event for International Overdose Awareness Day.

Stories shared at International Overdose Awareness Day