Overdose Awareness Day

August 26, 2021  |  Alcohol, Drugs, Opiates, overdose
Overdose Awareness Day

We need to talk.

And that's the point of Overdose Awareness Day next week - taking time to start open and informative discussion about how to end overdoses and help those who experience it to get treatment and recover.

It's no small task, either. We've been seeing overdoses and deaths from overdose for years. Some people have grown numb to it, thinking it will never happen to them or ever hit close to home.

But it hits close to SOMEBODY'S home - maybe your neighbor, or your coworker, or your fellow parishoner. Maybe it happens to a friend's family, or someone your cousin knows. It doesn't matter. We ALL need to be prepared to help in an emergency, and be supportive of those we care about and help them seek treatment and recovery.

This Overdose Awareness Day on August 31st - and every day thereafter - take time to learn the signs of overdose, how to step in and help, and how to be supportive of survivors of overdose. It's going to take all of us to end this.

And we can.