Drug overdoses continue to ravage Alberta First Nation – APTN News

December 07, 2018

Lori Eagle Plume visits the Blood Tribe Department of Health regularly for her suboxone treatment after kicking her addiction four years ago.

Her motivation? The thought of losing her children to the foster care system.

“Them almost getting taken away from me, it was hard knowing that – either you get help today or if you don’t, we’re going to go take your kids,” she said.

“I thought about my kids and I was like, No. OK, I’m going to get help, I’ll do it for them.”

Eagle Plume got help in time, but Dr. Esther Tailfeathers says parents losing their kids because of drug use is an all too common story in the community south of Calgary.

Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2018/12/07/drug-overdoses-continue-to-ravage-alberta-first-nation/

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