A Surrey mother who lost her son after an opioid overdose is speaking out for the first time since his passing.
Andra Dunn says parents need to have an open discussion with their children because drugs habits are difficult to talk about.
“I know for one, that when you’re struggling with such a hard thing as drug addiction, that it’s a very private, private evil. And the people that are suffering, they just don’t share because of the stigma attached to it.”
Dunn says her son had no emotional reason for using opioids.
“Addiction can come to normal, loving, happy families that have no history, you know, there was no abuse. There was no medical reasons. There was nothing at all except for [a] young man, social reasons … and that it ended up taking his life in the end.”
Dunn spoke publicly about her son for the first time at Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary’s drug and fentanyl forum on Tuesday.