International Opioid Awareness Day
IOAD is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.
‘Overdose Day’ spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.
Wear silver (the silver badge), or the purple wristband, as a symbol of awareness of overdose and its effects. Wearing these can signify the loss of someone cherished or demonstrate support to those bearing a burden of grief. It sends out the message that the infinite value of each human being nullifies presumption, prejudice and stigma toward people who use drugs.
Below are six, of many, events that are happening in our area in support of overdose awareness. Each event listing includes the location, time, description and a map to the event.
A Week of Events!
The family of Gabriel Franco and Live4Lali invite you to an afternoon of Awareness, Prevention, and Remembrance.
Join us at 12pm for the resource fair with a FREE Naloxone training. Guest speakers from the national, state, and local level will start at 1pm with a candlelight vigil to follow.
5:30 – 6:30 pm – Naloxone Training and Resource Tables https://www.northbrook.info/events/overdose-awareness-week-naloxone-training
6:30 – 8:30 pm – Documentary: “Warning: This Drug May Kill You” https://www.northbrook.info/events/overdose-awareness-week-warning-drug-may-kill-you
8:30 pm – Panel Discusion
If you, or someone you know, struggles with controlled substance use or abuse and would like help, call us today at 888-261-2178. If you feel like you are experiencing an overdose, dial 911 and ask the dispatcher for help immediately.
Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness has therapists on staff that specialize in substance abuse and addictions counseling as well as child and adolescent counseling and family support. If you would like to know more about how we can help, contact us at 888-261-2178 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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