Seven years after the worst day of my life

It has been seven years since the worst day of my life. I awoke the morning of March 19th 2011 at a family cottage with no sense of the pure calamity and heartbreak awaiting me. Not far into the day I got the call that would change my life forever, my brother Josh went to… Continue reading Seven years after the worst day of my life

Letters To Government · Video

Do Something Prime Minister Trudeau 

In mid November Moms Stop The Harm started the “Do Something Prime Minister” campaign to bring Prime Minister Trudeaus attention to the opioid crisis. Over the past few weeks MSTH members, allies, and supporters have sent 100’s of photos and letters to the Prime Minister without response or acknowledgement.  Below is our video contribution to their campaign … Continue reading Do Something Prime Minister Trudeau 

Events · Opinions

While policy makers in Nova Scotia talk people continue to die

On a day when Nova Scotians are honoring loved ones who have died because of an overdose the provincial government announced they will be delaying the life saving naloxone distribution program.  This program was one of the few interventions that had a specific timeline in Nova Scotia’s Opioid Action Plan released in July. GPDOTS is… Continue reading While policy makers in Nova Scotia talk people continue to die


GPDOTS Advocate for Action on the Opioid Crisis Event

We would like to thank everyone who came out on July 22nd to lend their voice in demanding action on the opioid crisis or to learn more about GPDOTS advocacy. The more we can keep this issue visible the better and putting a human face the opioid crisis helps combat stigma.


2017 Corey Zwicker Memorial Washer Toss a Huge Success!

GPDOTS is incredibly grateful for the support received from the annual Corey Zwicker Memorial Washer Toss. This year $1400.00 was donated to GPDOTS. This support funds our website, print materials, and advertising for our advocacy events. Thank you to Corey Zwicker’s family and all those who take part in this wonderful event.  


Julie Vail tells her son Tyrell’s story after losing him to an opioid overdose

Tyrell would go to the doctor to ask for help and he would come out with some other type of medication. He would overdose but the doctors would send him home with another prescription. I wish I knew that these types of drugs were on the streets. By the time I realized what I was dealing with Tyrells addiction had taken a hold of him.