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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.

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Public Meeting Planned In Wake Of Greenwood Woman’s Death

By Nancy Kelly nkelly@kingscountynews.ca A community meeting has been planned to find “A Better Path Forward” for those impacted by prescription drug abuse. Kings West MLA Leo Glavine is hosting the meeting in response to public questions and concerns swirling around the use of Methadone since the June 20 death of Greenwood resident Katanna MacDonald.… Continue reading Public Meeting Planned In Wake Of Greenwood Woman’s Death

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Father Fears Prescription Drug Epidemic After Teen Dies Of Overdose

By Nancy Kelly Transcontinental Media   A grieving father brought his pain and fears about an epidemic of prescription drug abuse to the June 21 meeting of Kings County’s Police Services Advisory Board in Kingston.   Jim MacDonald’s 19 year-old daughter Katanna MacDonald died June 20 in Valley Regional Hospital after an apparent accidental overdose… Continue reading Father Fears Prescription Drug Epidemic After Teen Dies Of Overdose