Moira

Family member of someone with a lived experience of addiction

Moira

My brother lived with heroin addiction for a year before passing away, which stemmed from using other drugs prior.

Due to the stigma associated with drug use, my family and I worried about telling people how he passed due to fear of judgement and negativity.

I wish we could break down the stigma so not only those struggling with addiction can reach out, but also families needing support during times where recovery isn't met.