Sherwood Park News: Addiction hardships all too real in county

A local group is acknowledging the sorrow that can accompany the holidays, rather than greetings and holiday cheer, noting that holiday gatherings are not always the happiest of events.

According to Parents Empowering Parents (PEP), a local group committed to information and helping the community in relation to drug use, noted that the ongoing problem of opioid use and abuse means many families will “put on a happy face” for the holiday season.

… Emphasizing the important role parents play in advocating for not only their own children, but for regulatory and social policy changes regarding addictions and mental health, Dr. David Swann, co-chairperson of the Alberta Mental Health Review Committee, said,” in order to see change, first you have to turn on the light. Read Full Article…