Esgenoôpetitj needs rehab facility, says drug counsellor – CBC

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 2017151 Views

A week after 5 people overdosed on pills that possibly contained fentanyl, many community members struggle

Apr 20, 2017

Theresa Bonnell is “expecting a phone call anytime” with news of one of her Esgenoôpetitj First Nation relatives struggling with addiction.

“I had a phone call the other morning,” she said. “It was a little after three. It wasn’t my brother or sister. It happened to be my niece.”

Bonnell’s 35-year-old niece, Ann Marie Lambert, died the evening of April 11, after taking pills that may have contained fentanyl.

“It touches a lot of people,” Bonnell said. “I’m afraid for my grandchildren. They’re becoming teenagers and they’re easily influenced, these children.”

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