Committed to bringing education & resources and advocating for the implementation of policies and practices that not only keep a substance user safe and alive, but protect and support the Parents, Sons, Daughters, Siblings and Others who love them during Problematic Substance Use and Co-occuring Mental Health Episodes
'Tough Love' was what I was told was the only way to treat my daughter's addiction. I was to wait until she hit rock bottom. That rock bottom came for both of us when I received a call telling me my daughter had contracted flesh eating disease and was being rushed into surgery to amputate both legs in hopes of saving her life.
"I realized too late. It wasn't until she was dying that it became clear to me that her addiction was covering up an undiagnosed mental illness. Using illicit drugs had been the only relief she ever had from the constant confusion going on in her mind. The drugs were what she depended on in order to simply function on a day to day basis. But, what began as enough to feel relief, stopped being enough. The amount she needed grew and grew and grew; until they became bigger than she was."
"This song is for you Jac"
Canadian Federal Parliamentary Press Conference
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