International Opioid Awareness Day

Join Barrington Behavioral Health & Wellness, the Lake County Opioid Initiative and Live4Lali in supporting the International Overdose Awareness Day August 31, 2017.

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!

 

Image of an Overdose Prevention Kit supplied by Live4Lali.org - For more information contact Barrington Behavioral Health & Wellness at 888-261-2178

Naloxone Training Event

August 27, 2017 | 12-3 PM

New Hope Christian Fellowship
1401 S. Lake St.
Mundelein, IL 60060
www.nhcf.church
(nextdoor.com event listing)

Map & Directions

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.

Image of the show card for the HBO Documentary; WARNING: This Drug May Kill You! Join us for a screening of this documentary, Monday, August 28, 2017 | 6-9 PM at the Northbrook Public Library. For more information click the image or call Barrington Behavioral Health & Wellness at: 888-261-2178

Warning: "This Drug May Kill You"

August 28, 2017 | 6-9 PM

Screening of HBO Documentary,
Warning: “This Drug May Kill You”

Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Ln.
Northbrook, IL 60062
www.northbrook.info

Map and Directions

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

Logo of, and link to, the Lake County Opioid Initiative 'One More=One Less' program. For more information, contact Barrington Behavioral Health & Wellness at 888-261-2178

Live4Lali Chicago Kick-Off!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 | 6-9 PM

Live4Lali Chicago Kick-Off Event (https://goo.gl/maps/Gu88EemK6v52)
833 W. Jackson Blvd., 7th Floor
Chicago, IL 60607
https://live4lali.org

Map and Directions

Image of 'Got Drug's Prescription Drug Take Back Event - Wednesday, August 30, 2017 | 3-7 PM - Arlington Heights Police Department - For more information, click the image or call Barrington Behavioral Health & Wellness at 888-261-2178.

Rx Drug Take Back Day

August 30, 2017 | 3-7 PM

Rx Drug Take Back Day & Naloxone Trainings

Arlington Heights Police Department
1500 W. Shure Dr.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Phone: 847-368-5300
http://www.vah.com/departments/police

Map and Directions

Image of 'Got Drug's Prescription Drug Take Back Event - Wednesday, August 30, 2017 | 3-7 PM - Buffalo Grove Police Department - For more information, click the image or call Barrington Behavioral Health & Wellness at 888-261-2178.

Rx Drug Take Back Day

August 30, 2017 | 3-7 PM

Rx Drug Take Back Day & Naloxone Trainings

Buffalo Grove Police Department
46 Raupp Blvd.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Phone: 847-459-2500
http://www.vbg.org

Map and Directions

Logo of, and link to, the Live 4 Lali Community Resource Center in Arlington Heights, Illinois. For more information, contact Barrington Behavioral Health & Wellness at 888-261-2178

Overdose Awareness Vigil

August 31, 2017 | 6-8 PM

Lake Arlington ()
2201 N. Windsor Dr.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
https://live4lali.org

Map & Directions

Related Resources
The following organizations are mentioned in this article and either support, or host, the International Overdose Awareness Day.

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 help@barringtonbhw.com

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