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Windsor Star - - OPINION -

Re: Call for ac­tion on over­dose cri­sis; ‘We need to stop talk­ing,’ says CEO af­ter four deaths in 24-hour span, by Dave Battagello, Nov. 13.

I was very sad­dened to read this ar­ti­cle in the Wind­sor Star. As a gen­eral rule I do not look at reader com­ments at the end of ar­ti­cles as I find some of them to be up­set­ting. Un­for­tu­nately I did read com­ments af­ter this ar­ti­cle. I re­spect and un­der­stand that ev­ery­one is en­ti­tled to their opin­ions even if they are not based in fact. I fur­ther re­al­ize there will be no con­sen­sus among the gen­eral pub­lic about drug use and abuse. How­ever, four peo­ple trag­i­cally died that week­end. Even though there is dis­agree­ment on this topic I be­lieve most peo­ple can com­pre­hend the grief and over­whelm­ing sad­ness of los­ing a loved one. Fam­i­lies planned funer­als and at­tended buri­als. Per­haps this is ide­al­is­tic of me to sug­gest but I feel only com­pas­sion­ate com­ments should be made, in con­sid­er­a­tion of the fam­i­lies and friends who suf­fer great pain. I wish to ex­press my sin­cere con­do­lences to all of those who were im­pacted by these deaths.

Elizabeth Moor­house, Wind­sor

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