WATCH: Moms Stop The Harm respond to opioid crisis
published on April 26, 2018 by Keri Coles in Nanaimo News Bulletin
Someone asked her if she does the work for her son. McBain said: “No, actually. I do it for your son.”
After a minor back injury when he was 23, Jordan Miller’s family doctor prescribed him a highly-addictive opioid called Oxycontin – for months. When Miller realized he had become addicted to the medication he told his doctor, but instead of receiving help, he was given the boot. Two years later his addiction killed him.
So when young Elliot Eurchuk of Victoria died last week from an opioid overdose, his story hit close to home for Jordan’s mother Leslie McBain.
“Elliot was younger but it really doesn’t matter how old a child is, losing a child is the most tragic, and dramatic, and terrible thing a parent can ever experience,” said McBain.View the full article