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Drugs killed my child - don't let them kill yours

Thursday, 28 June 2018

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AN Antrim mum has bravely opened her heart for the first time about the downward spiral of drug abuse that cost her daughter her health - and ultimately her life.
Shaneen Pearce stepped from the crowd at a community drugs meeting this week to tell her own shattering story of the devastating impact dealers dealt to her family.
Life as she knew it ended when the phone rang just a few days before Christmas 2015.
Her 24-year-old daughter Tamara had been found dead in a bedroom in Randalstown. She had taken her own life.
“She was in so much pain that she couldn't take it anymore," said Shaneen.
“She put herself in the wardrobe and she closed the door."
*Read the full story and more reports from the emotionally charged public meeting in this week's Antrim Guardian

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