An Edmonton mother fighting the opioid crisis performs a remarkable rescue

An Edmonton mother fighting the opioid crisis performs a remarkable rescue

Angie Staines was out on the streets of Edmonton one recent evening when she saw a young man on the pavement. He was tucked in a corner between a fence and a wall, his crossed legs stretched out in front of him. His body was slumped forward, a typical posture for someone “nodding out” on drugs. Ms. Staines knows the look too well. She leads a team of volunteers who patrol the city helping vulnerable drug users. They hand out snacks, water and clean needles. Just in case they find someone in trouble, they carry oxygen and naloxone, a drug that reverses overdoses. She named her group the 4B Harm Reduction Society. The 4B means For Brandon. Brandon is her eldest son, who is 27 and has been using drugs …
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