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Activities 2020

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    Arlington

    Virginia

    Activity: Recovery is Possible: Stories of recovery and hope
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Arlington County CSB
    Contact: Emily Siqveland
    Phone: 703-228-4216
    Email: esiqveland@arlingtonva.us

    Hear stories of recovery, have opportunities to ask questions, learn about how overdoses have impacted our community and how we are addressing it, and learn how to obtain resources such as NARCAN & Medication deactivation pouches

    Ashland City

    Tennessee

    Activity: Free Online Narcan Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Please register for this free event at :https://www.eventbrite.com/e/online-narcan-training-event-registration-107593946390?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cheatham County Community Enhancement Coalition
    Contact: Candis Batey
    Phone: 6152468075
    Email: cbatey@cheathamcoalition.org

    Please join us for a free Online Narcan Training. The training last approximately 45 minutes with 15 minutes for questions.
    If you are a resident of Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Robertson, Sumner, or Stewart County you will be certified and receive a free Narcan kit.
    The only side effect of Narcan is LIFE!

    Some Topics We Will Go Over Include:
    • What are opioids, the opioid epidemic, and how it is impacting TN and your community
    • Harm Reduction
    • Reducing Stigma
    • The Addicted Brain and Trauma
    • Risk factors of an opioid overdose
    • Recognizing an opioid overdose
    • Naloxone: how and when to use it
    • Compassion fatigue, burn out and self-care

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    Ballarat

    VIC

    Activity: Online IOAD Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Online event
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ballarat Community Health
    Contact: Kate Davenport
    Phone:
    Email: kateda@bchc.org.au

    Unfortunately due to COVID-19 restrictions, Ballarat Community Health will be unable to host a public event this year. Instead we have created a virtual candlelight remembrance video sharing messages from loved ones who have been affected by overdose.

    In the weeks leading up to Overdose Day we will be sharing information on our Facebook page about overdose and naloxone.

    Baltimore

    Maryland

    Activity: Virtual Flag Raising
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland Facebook page: www.facebook.com/thellf
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland
    Contact: Allison Coleman
    Phone: 4102427000
    Email: communications@thellf.org

    Join us on International Overdose Awareness Day as we raise the Donate Life flag in honor of the many generous organ, eye, tissue, and in-spirit donors who have died of an overdose.

    Brantford

    Ontario

    Activity: IOAD Online Awareness Campaign Week
    Date: 24/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Brantford, Brant County, Haldimand, and Norfolk
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: IOAD Planning Committee Brantford, Haldimand, Norfolk
    Contact: Allie Torrance
    Phone: 905 520 8083
    Email: hrbrant@aidsnetwork.ca

    Moving to a community engagement and online format, the IOAD planning committee has been working to develop an online campaign with a week of social media engagement activities, resources, personal stories, videos, and calls to action. During the week leading up to August 31st, we are asking community members, local businesses, and community organizations to show their solidarity with people who use drugs by hosting a banner or poster within their spaces and in their windows containing important messaging and demands to end the overdose crisis and to improve the lives of people who use drugs in our communities. All of the work throughout this week will be shared and posted across social media platforms. We will be holding a online debrief space after August 31st to hold space for people who have been impacted by overdose, as a space of solidarity, of anger, of healing, of tribute and of love.

    Brighton

    East Sussex

    Activity: Pop up Performances
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 01:13 pm
    Location: https://www.facebook.com/ODALiveUK/
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: small performance adventures
    Contact: Kate McCoy
    Phone: 07786068462
    Email: projects@smallperformanceadventures.com

    small performance adventures is working with a range of recovery arts organisations across the UK to create a series of performances that due to the Covid-19 pandemic will not be performed live, but be simultaneously shared online on August 31st 2020 at 13.13pm (BST) (UTC+1) https://www.facebook.com/ODALiveUK/
    These video performances created by artists and participants in recovery are ritual acts of remembrance and respect which also aim to raise awareness and reduce stigma.
    The organisations participating are: We are Not Saints, Edit Sweet, Bristol Drugs Project, Outside Edge Theatre Company and Theatre Royal Plymouth.

    CA

    CA

    Activity: Narcan Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Renee
    Phone: 7607735870
    Email: Renee.Baribeau@renewalhg.com

    Overdose Awareness Day Narcan Training
    Narcan saves Lives. Kits given to friends and family can reverse opioid overdoses and give people a chance to recover. Narcan is effective and simple to use.
    Join Train the Trainer, Renee Baribeau for this online event. Certificates of Attendance will be provided. We will be giving away Narcan Kits during the presentation.
    Please share with your friends.
    Hash Tags #Endoverdose #IOAD2020

    Chicago

    IL

    Activity: Overdose & COVID Panel, Naloxone training, and Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Bella Crum
    Phone:
    Email: bella@live4lali.org

    Live4Lali is proud to be able to hold a Day of Remembrance on International Overdose Awareness Day, August 31st. Join us on Facebook Live at 5:30pm for a panel discussion lead by people with lived experience and field professionals, followed by training on how to reverse an overdose with Naloxone. Finally, light a candle, and take part in a vigil to remember those we have lost to an overdose.

    Derry

    New Hampshire

    Activity: 10,000 Candles
    Date: 15/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: The event is a live broadcast stream taking place on facebook @10KCandlesforNHhttps://www.facebook.com/10KCandlesForNH/

    It will be broadcasted live from the Events United studio space at 11 A Street, Derry, NH 03038
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: RecoverYdia
    Contact: Matthew Conway
    Phone: 603-505-5320
    Email: info@recoverydia.com

    We’re excited to officially announce the Free 2020 “Livestream” 10,000 Candles! We look forward to having you join us for an evening of hope, connection and remembrance.

    About The Event 2020

    The annual concert-vigil is called 10,000 Candles, its purpose is to create a space for grieving and raise awareness around deaths of despair (suicide and addiction). It is currently being live-streamed. It combines performing artists with speakers from the mental health and substance use recovery communities sharing their lived experience, hope, support and connection. Live Stream on Thursday August 29th, 2020 7pm to 10pm. Be with the community for the Livestream and candlelight vigil with Angels of Addictions.

    RecoverYdia is a for-purpose organization focused on creating meaningful human connection through digital media and events. Our purpose is to produce messaging and organize events that inspire individuals to connect and interact with their communities in a meaningful way.

    Speaker lineup 2020

    – Piers Kaniuka, Resistance recovery (Via pre recorded video)
    – Cheryl Pacapelli, Harbor Care (Via pre recorded video)
    – Cynthia Witiker, Interim CEO, GNMHC
    – Robbie Spencer, In Our Own Voice Speaker, NAMI NH
    – Tim King, Activist and Author, Addiction Nation
    – Ann Marie Zanfagna, Founder and Artist, Angels of Addictions
    – Jess Parnell, Natacha Davis, Revive Recovery

    Plus four performing artists

    – Decatur Creek – Acoustic Trio
    – Ethyric & B. Snair – Positive Hip Hop
    – Matt Roy – Certified Music Therapist and Hip Hop artist
    – The Silent Band – 6 Piece Professional Performance

    Detroit

    MI

    Activity: Unified Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 19/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: 3968 MT ELLIOTT ST
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Unified HIV Health and Beyond
    Contact: Ashley Shukait
    Phone: 7344932539
    Email: info@miunified.org

    As virtual is our new reality, we honor and remember loved ones lost to and saved from overdose through this virtual memorial.
    We invite you to celebrate the memory of loved ones and those who have survived from illicit drug poisonings. We cherish and value lives lost and support people’s journey of life with compassion and respect.
    Please submit a tribute (instructions below) and we will post to the Unified HIV Health and Beyond Page throughout the day on August 31st.
    We will also have some great information pieces and resources for families, people who actively use and those defining their own path of recovery, however they define it throughout the day!

    Please submit photos, videos and/or written pieces to info@miunified.org by August 25th at 9PM EST to participate.
    ‼️ Submission guidelines‼️
    Photos: maximum 3 photos
    Videos: maximum length: 3 minutes; one video per submission
    Written pieces: maximum 150 words
    If you want it posted anonymously, state that in the email heading.

    Detroit

    Mi

    Activity: Purple partners!
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Instagram, Facebook, twitter
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Coalition for Urban Youth and Family Development
    Contact: Marsialle Arbuckle
    Phone: 7343770087
    Email: Cuyfd@cuyfdcoalition.org

    We will use the hashtag #purplepartners on our social media platforms to encourage our followers to wear purple in solidarity with national overdose awareness day

    Edmonton

    Alberta

    Activity: Healing Hearts with Moms Stop The Harm
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Online activities, purple ribbon campaign, via digital billboard campaign and at Victoria Park Site 6 for an informal gathering and candlelight vigil.  Bring masks
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Healing Hearts with Moms Stop The Harm
    Contact: Angela
    Phone:
    Email: HealingHeartsEdmonton@gmail.com

    Due to Covid19 restrictions we will be unable to host our public event as we have in the past, however, we must continue to acknowledge and recognize IOAD and we have the following activities planned:

    *In the month leading up to August 31st – we will have a digital billboard campaign to raise awareness of IOAD at 82 Avenue & 99 Street and 109 Street & Jasper Avenue (Edmonton, AB)

    *Moms Stop The Harm – “Tie A Purple Ribbon” Campaign promotion via social media – https://www.facebook.com/groups/PurpleRibbonForOverdoseAwareness/

    *August 31, 2020 at 7:30pm: An informal gathering for IOAD at Victoria Park Site 6 (12030 River Valley Rd NW) with candlelight vigil at 8.45pm as the High Level Bridge will be lit up in purple in honour of IOAD. (Candles will not be provided this year). Physically distancing measures are in place in the park. Please bring a mask.

     

    Fairfield

    Connecticut

    Activity: Fairfield CARES IOAD Vigil
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 1451 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Fairfield CARES Community Coalition
    Contact: Reini Knorr
    Phone: 2035378860
    Email: FairfieldCARES@fairfieldct.org

    Candlelight vigil with speakers, music, testimony, visual display

    Hollister

    California

    Activity: Launch of Tribute and Q&A Section on coalition Website
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: www.sbcopioidtaskforce.org
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: San Benito County Opioid Task Force
    Contact: Veronica Johnson
    Phone: 831-637-5367
    Email: vjohnson@cosb.us

    We are launching our tribute section to allow for community members to share their stories of loved ones lost to overdose as well as an anonymous question and answer section to provide a safe space to ask questions surround opioid use or other substances.

    Indianapolis

    Indiana

    Activity: Organization
    Date: 22/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: 12710 Tealwood Dr.
    Indianapolis, IN 46236
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Someones Child Helping Hands
    Contact: Heather Feeney
    Phone: 317-414-6469
    Email: Schh2016c@gmail.com

    Light Up The World is an online event this year due to Covid 19. We ask everyone light a candle, and post a picture of the lit candle, and where their location is.

    Jackson

    Tennessee

    Activity: International Drug Overdose Awareness Day Narcan Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:30 am
    Location: Zoom online event
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Jackson-Madison Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Kristen Wilson
    Phone: 731-694-0502
    Email: Kristen@jmprevent.org

    Learn the signs of opioid overdose and how to administer the opioid overdose reversal drug, Naloxone.
    About this Event
    Training available multiple times during the day that can be chosen at registration.
    Join us on International Overdose Awareness Day for a combination Narcan and Count It! Lock It! Drop It! training!
    Presented by Mark Mason, Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist for R6S, Southwest TN.
    Mark Mason is a Humboldt TN native. He has been with the Jackson Madison Prevention Coalition since April 2019 as the Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist (ROPS) of Region 6 South, covering all of Southwest Tennessee. His goal as a ROPS is to educate the public, medical community, law enforcement, first responders, those with Substance Use Disorders and their family on how to use the opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone (Narcan). He trains and equips individuals with the life saving drug Naloxone (Narcan). Naloxone is a prescription medication used for the treatment of an opioid emergency such as an overdose or a possible opioid overdose along with always calling 911.

    Narcan Training by Mark Mason. Drop It – Count It – Lock It  training by Kristen Wilson.  Sessions at 9.30am, 1.30pm and 6.30pm

    Jacksonville

    FL

    Activity: Narcan Administration Virtual Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Virtual/OnlineRegistration for 10 AM training: https://dfdnarcantraining.eventbrite.com/
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drug Free Duval
    Contact: Sally Finn, Executive Director
    Phone:
    Email: sally@drugfreeduval.org

    In remembrance of those lost yet with hope for those that can be saved, join us on International Overdose Awareness Day for Narcan Administration Training — for Duval County and Jacksonville, FL residents, includes a free Narcan kit.

    Jacksonville

    FL

    Activity: Narcan Administration Virtual Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Virtual/Online
    Registration link for 2:00 PM training: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/118366363981
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drug Free Duval
    Contact: Sally Finn, Executive Director
    Phone:
    Email: sally@drugfreeduval.org

    In remembrance of those lost yet with hope for those that can be saved, join us on International Overdose Awareness Day for Narcan Administration Virtual Training — for Duval County and Jacksonville, FL residents, includes a free Narcan kit.

    Knoxville

    Tennessee

    Activity: TN Candlelight Virtual Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Zoom – Knoxville
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Tennessee Overdose Prevention
    Contact: Nancy Daniels
    Phone: 8655994776
    Email: TNOverdosePrevention@gmail.com

    Tennessee Overdose Prevention is partnering with LINKED to host our 6th annual International Overdose Awareness Day Event on August 31st, 2020 at 7:30 PM EDT. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our event will be live-streamed over Zoom. Participants must pre-register for the event.

    2020 International Overdose Awareness Day

    Our main activity will be the Candlelight Virtual Vigil. At the end of our Remembering slideshow, we are asking everyone to participate by lighting their own candle in honor of those lost to addiction, including overdose, suicide, and other effects of substance use disorder.

    “In preparation for the event, our non-profit partner, LINKED, has tagged over 200 resources (of 25,000+ resources) to show you more information on IOAD activities and events across the country and ideas for community such as turning homes, bridges, and buildings purple, flying flags at half-mast, and having the message on the back of buses.

    These resources may direct you to overdoseday.com to see the Activities, Ideas, the History of this event or to see the 2020 Activities for your state. Some of the activities and events may be a part of IOAD but not listed on the overdoseday.com site yet.

    To find these resources and more information, visit our website
    https://www.youarelinked.org/2020-international-overdose-awareness-day/”

    Another way to find additional information is to search the following hashtags on your browser or on social media with the following hashtags.
    #IOAD2020VirtualVigil
    #IOAD2020
    #IOAD2020EventsTN
    #IOAD2020Purple
    #IOAD2020Ideas
    #IOAD2020Flags

    We hope to turn a photo of the Zoom Candlelight Virtual Vigil into a digital billboard to remember those we’ve lost.

    Activities leading up to the Candlelight Virtual Vigil on August 31.:

    BILLBOARDS
    We hope to turn a photo of the Zoom Candlelight Virtual Vigil into a billboard to remember those we’ve lost.
    TOP will have at least 15 Narcan and Recovery billboards this year on Clinton Highway by Walmart and in Solway by the bridge going to Knoxville.

    Click on the following link to see our billboards from 2016-2020
    https://www.tnoverdoseprevention.org/billboards”

    MAPPING OUR LOST LOVED ONES

    “As a part of our International Overdose Awareness Day celebration, we have started a social media campaign to honor loved ones lost to overdose. We are using Jeremiah Lindemann’s Celebrating Lost Loved Ones map. Please add your loved ones and then share the link with two more people, so more people will be able to honor their loved ones.
    https://www.youarelinked.org/remembering/”

    TURNING YOUR COMMUNITY PURPLE
    TOP has joined with other communities who are turning landmarks and lights purple in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day. TOP has continued their Facebook group called “Turning Your Community Purple 2018, 2019, 2020 that you can use to share photos of your homes, bridges and buildings turning purple and to be linked to other groups encouraging us to light up their homes and their community purple.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1542220495898776/?ref=share

    PROCLAMATION & FLAGS AT HALF-MAST

    The Tennessee Senate has signed a proclamation officially recognizing August 31st as International Overdose Awareness Day.

    TOP created templates for an Overdose Awareness Day Proclamation and Flying our Flags at Half-Mast. These can be edited to send to governmental and city officials in other states and cities. Please contact TOP if you know a mayor or other local official with whom you could share these documents. We will share our template.

    Las Vegas

    Nevada

    Activity: Virtual International Overdose Awareness Day 2020
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Virtual Event
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance
    Contact: Veronica Portillo
    Phone: N/A
    Email: sonvharmreductionalliance@gmail.com

    The Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance presents our fourth annual International Overdose Awareness Day. This is our time to come together and honor those we have lost due to an overdose and to celebrate those who have found recovery. Our event will have a proclamation and vigil, online naloxone training and demonstration (with free naloxone provided if you live within the state of Nevada), and a panel for discussions and questions.

    Locust Grove

    Virginia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 20/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: 2130 Germanna Hwy.
    Locust Grove, VA 2250810000 Germanna Point Drive
    Fredericksburg, VA 22408

    Online via Zoom
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Germanna Community College
    Contact: 540-423-9121
    Phone:
    Email: alandes@germanna.edu

    Drive Up Pep Rally
    August 20, 2020
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    In part to pep rally hosted by Student Activities. Pick up your FREE Overdose T-shirt and helpful resource packets.
    Presenter: Alicia Landes and Pam Frederick, Germanna Community College
    How to Participate: Locust Grove Campus parking lot
    Point of contact: alandes@germanna.edu

    Drive Up Pep Rally
    August 21, 2020
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    In part to pep rally hosted by Student Activities. Pick up your FREE Overdose T-shirt and helpful resource packets.
    Presenter: Alicia Landes and Pam Frederick, Germanna Community College
    How to Participate: Fredericksburg Area Campus parking lot
    Point of contact: alandes@germanna.edu

    Let’s See Your Purple by Showing Support and Honoring Loved Ones
    August 31, 2020
    All Day
    Part of International Overdose Awareness Day
    If you were able to make it to the Drive Up Pep Rally and received a #END Overdose t-shirt, please send us a photo of yourself showing support or honoring a loved one who has either lost the battle to addiction or showing support for a loved one who is currently battling addiction. If you were not able to make the Drive Up Pep Rally, send us a photo of you showing support or honoring a loved one of yourself decked out in purple attire. Let’s see that purple! Photos provided during this event, can be used for distribution purposes by the college.
    Details of where to send the photos coming soon.
    Presenter: Hosted by Germanna Community College Counseling Services
    How to Participate: TBA
    Point of contact: alandes@germanna.edu

    The Opiate Epidemic: What You Need to Know & How Can You Help?
    August 31, 2020
    10:00 am to 11:30 am
    Part of International Overdose Awareness Day
    Opioid addiction has been declared an epidemic and a national emergency. Since COVID, overdose deaths have increased. 8% of high school students and 7% of middle school students report taking prescription drugs not prescribed to them. It is imperative that we do a better job of identifying and treating opiate addiction. This training will give you an introduction to opiate addiction, address treatment approaches, and suggest what you can do to help.
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
    Presenter: Carmen Greiner, Be Well Rappahannock
    How to Participate: Pre-registration is required https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArdeCvqT0oG9K62eRIUe2qkUHQxZrW9oDc
    Point of contact: alandes@germanna.edu

    Virtual REVIVE Training
    August 31, 2020
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Part of International Overdose Awareness Day
    Germanna is hosting VIRTUAL REVIVE training which educates participants about how to identify the signs of an opioid overdose and trains anyone how to administer the life-saving opioid reversal drug Narcan. Registration is free. Participation is limited to the first 30 to register in each virtual session. Individuals who complete the 60-minute training will receive access to a FREE dose of Narcan (Naloxone). Follow up information sent after registration is submitted.
    Presenter: Sherry Norton-Williams, RACSB Prevention Specialist
    How to Participate: Pre-registration is required https://bit.ly/VIRTUALREVIVE-AUG-31-2020
    Point of contact: alandes@germanna.edu

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Commemorative Podcast
    Date: 27/07/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Association of Participating Service Users
    Contact: Sam Schlicht
    Phone: 0438352938
    Email: apsu@sharc.org.au

    Despite being unable to gather in person, the Association of Participating Service Users – a service of the Self Help Addiction Resource Centre – is determined to meaningfully honour Overdose Awareness Day.

    As part of this effort, we are producing a podcast tribute to friends and loved ones lost to overdose, and hope that some of you will be willing to take part in a brief recorded telephone call to answer the following two questions:

    1. Describe the person you lost and their relationship to you
    2. Tell us something you would like people to know about them

    Both questions can be answered any way you like. You may have a story to tell about the person, or a feeling for what they would have been doing now. You may not have anything remarkable or original to say, but just want to give a simple remembrance. Your participation is what counts.

    The only thing we ask is to focus on the person rather than their drug use. We want to give a sense of the human experience that numbers and policy arguments fail to express.

    In order to take part, please send an email to apsu@sharc.org.au with a weekday and time when you can talk on the phone for around 5 minutes or less. We’ll confirm by email and then give you a call when it was requested.

    You will not be asked to provide any identifying details beyond what you choose to say about yourself or the person you’re commemorating. You’ll be one of many, and the recordings will only be used for this project.

    Check out regular episodes of the podcast, ‘Straight From the Source, wherever you usually get your podcasts, or at https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/straight-from-the-source-apsu-podcast/

    Nashville

    TN

    Activity: Virtual Overdose Prevention Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Zoom
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kaitlynn Whiteaker
    Phone: 6154786052
    Email: kjackson@starsnashville.org

    An hour-long, virtual training for those that want to learn how they can help reduce overdose deaths.

    Meeting ID: 672 499 1911

    New Jersey

    Activity: Responding to an Opioid Overdose at Home
    Date: 14/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Online Event
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: New Jersey Harm Reduction Coalition & Families for Sensible Drug Policy
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Join us for a naloxone training & discussion about what non-judgemental support and radical love from families can look like.

    On Friday 14 August at 5pm, New Jersey Harm Reduction Coalition co-directors Jenna Mellor & Caitlin O’Neil will be joined on by Carol Katz-Beyer of Families for Sensible Drug Policy for a family overdose reversal training, followed by a discussion on harm reduction approaches to a caring for a loved one who uses drugs.

    – We will discuss non-coercive aftercare, advocating for your loved one’s right to health & dignity, and engaging in radical love
    – Participants can contact NJHRC after the training to request a naloxone kit and fentanyl test strip kit to be mailed to them via the NJHRC request line 1-877-4NARCAN

    To tune in at 5pm on Friday 14 August, follow NJHRC on Facebook at facebook.com/njharmreduction, or message us for the link!

    Nicosia

    None

    Activity: Organisation
    Date: 01/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 35 Iosif Hadjiosif and Andreas Avraamides
    1st Floor, 2028 Strovolos
    Nicosia
    CYPRUS
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cyprus National Authority Against Addictions (NAAC)
    Contact: Byron Jack Gaist
    Phone: +3572244976
    Email: b.gaist@cytanet.com.cy

    NAAC will run a media campaign which includes a harm reduction theme throughout August 2020, culminating in online dissemination (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, NAAC Website) of the IOAD materials in Greek, on August 31st.

    Northridge

    CA

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Instagram Campaign
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: 1853 Navarro Ave
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: iStart, at CSUN
    Contact: Jean Spielman
    Phone:
    Email: istart@csun.edu

    Instagram posts and stories using the Overdose Awareness Day media kit.

    Online / digital

    Activity: Webinar announcement: Substance use and mental health: challenges, opportunities and first lessons during the COVID-19 outbreak
    Date: 01/09/2020
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: United for Global Mental Health
    Contact: webinars@unitedgmh.org
    Phone:
    Email: webinars@unitedgmh.org

    Upcoming webinar announcement: Substance use and mental health: challenges, opportunities and first lessons during the COVID-19 outbreak

    What has been the impact of COVID-19 on substance use? What is the link between this and mental health? What has been happening on the front lines? What needs to be done?

    To hear the answers to these questions and more, register for the upcoming webinar on Tuesday 1st September, 14:00-14:45 BST: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/799026500992947211

    With this webinar taking place the day after the International Overdose Awareness Day, we are pleased to host an absolutely stellar panel to tackle this important topic:
    • Alexander Baldacchino, President-Elect of International Society of Addiction Medicine
    • Vladimir Poznyak, Unit Head for Alcohol, Drugs and Addictive Behaviours at the WHO
    • Olga Belyaeva, Program Coordinator of the Eurasian Network of People who Use Drugs
    • Nirvana Morgan, President, Network of Early Career Professionals working in the area of Addiction Medicine
    • Chair: Shekhar Saxena, Professor of Global Mental Health, Harvard

    The webinar is part of a Covid-19 and Mental Health series, jointly run by United for Global Mental Health, the Lancet Psychiatry, MHPSS.net and the Mental Health Innovation Network (MHIN). Our special thanks to the WHO for their help in organising this session.

    Peterborough

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: City Hall 500 George St
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Brad’s Bears
    Contact: Lori
    Phone:
    Email: bradsbearsptbo@gmail.com

    On August 31st 2020 (International Overdose Awareness Day) we will be building a powerful display to showcase the severity of overdose in our community and raise awareness.

    We will be at City Hall at 9:00 am to set up the display. We encourage you to bring down items (pictures of your loved ones, items that belonged to them etc) to add to our display between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm. The more personal touches we can add the more impactful the display will be
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    We will be on site from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. We have International Overdose Awareness Day bracelets and pins to hand out as well as a wealth of resources and educational information to share. We look forward to seeing new faces and reconnecting with those we have met in the past. We are here to hear your story, come down and tell us about your loved ones and the impact overdose has had on your life. We are a safe place and EVERYONE is welcome. We believe everyone deserves an opportunity to be heard and every story matters. From 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm we invite local media and local government representatives to join us. (we ask they join us in the afternoon so the display will be fully set up with your personal touches)

    If you are unable to see us in person please join our online event
    https://www.facebook.com/events/290328125393066/

    We are pleased to say Peterborough Aids Resource Network (PARN) will be joining us and co-hosting this event. PARN brings with them the experience of fighting the opioid crisis on the front lines as well as deep understanding of harm reduction practices.

    COVID – 19 Protocol: Please keep in mind the social distancing rules. We will be outside so masks will not be mandatory, however we do encourage them. We will have some masks available for anyone unable to bring their own. We will be respectful of social distancing and kindly ask you to wait your turn to visit with us and/or place items at the display.

    Phoenix

    Arizona

    Activity: Sonoran Prevention Works International Overdose Awareness Day Virtual Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: On our Facebook page (@sonoranpreventionworks). Event page link: tinyurl.com/ioadaz2020
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Sonoran Prevention Works
    Contact: Haley Coles
    Phone: 480-442-7086
    Email: events@spwaz.org

    This year’s been tough. COVID, continuing police brutality toward Black people, and all of the economic fallout has driven so many of us into instability, chaos, rage, isolation, and grief. Any “wins” we’ve seen nationally around decreased overdose have quickly turned to losses. Even fewer resources and community support are available. If we want to see changes, we have to do it together.
    Join us on our Facebook page for #internationaloverdoseawarenessday this year as a space to remember, learn, and strategize to keep Arizonans alive, safe, free, and thriving.

    Live panel discussion with brilliant local speakers (to be announced soon) focused on the intersections of overdose, harm reduction, and racial justice.
    Monday, 8/31, 5-6pm MST
    tinyurl.com/ioadaz2020

    We’ll also be posting community-submitted art, writings, thoughts, and more throughout the day.

    Raleigh

    North Carolina

    Activity: IOAD NC Raleigh Rally for Change
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Due to Covid 19, this year’s event will be virtual. Please join our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/IOADRaleighNCRally – Or join our mailing list by emailing us at ioadraleighrally@gmail.com
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: NCAPDA (IOAD Raleigh NC)
    Contact: Randy Abbott
    Phone:
    Email: IOADraleighrally@gmail.com

    During the virtual event, you will hear from parents, siblings, and children that have been impacted by an overdose of a loved one. There will be music, resource rooms, and naloxone training. The event will end with the reading of names of our North Carolina Lost Loved Ones followed by a virtual candlelight vigil. There will also be an online photo loop as well.

    Watch for more information on registration and more. the event will begin at 5:00 pm EST and run through the end of the reading of names and candlelight vigil.

    San Jose

    California

    Activity: IOAD 2020 Concert: Hosted by Stream For Good Events
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: online at:
    https://www.twitch.tv/streamforgoodevents
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lohriemay Arruiza
    Phone: 4084218232
    Email: larruiza@icloud.com

    Pre-recorded memorial video and concert streamed live via twitch.tv.

    San Rafael

    California

    Activity: Marin County CA – Zoom Call for IOAD 2020
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Zoom Call – Please do not use virtual backgrounds or filters, and show your video upon entry to the meeting briefly.Topic: Virtual Overdose Awareness Event
    Time: Aug 31, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/upYtdO2gpzwphk5LrKhz35Hkihdb1wgXXQ/ics?icsToken=98tyKu6qrjguEt2Ss1zHa7ItOd7qbuH2knlF_49Ptxf_UHV7aQr-MuATJbVHKOmB

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/720348973?pwd=VFYvSkVoVnFJTHFoQ0MzV1JTaDVrZz09
    Meeting ID: 720 348 973
    Passcode: Mar1nEvent
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Michelle Leopold
    Phone: 4153024055
    Email: MichelleMissesTrevor@comcast.net

    Marin County volunteers will present a ZOOM meeting for International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD). 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.

    Marin Events will include
    – Overdose Awareness facts & figures
    – First-Hand overdose experience speaker
    – Remembrances of those who died by overdose
    – Narcan and other overdose prevention resources
    – Marin County resources for overdose prevention and to support those affected by addiction and a loved ones’ overdose.
    – A commitment to not being silent on overdose, and overcoming the stigmatization of the disease of addiction

    This event will be recorded and shared after the event.

    Scotland

    Activity: Free webinar – Changing drug policy: Networks of people who use drugs
    Date: 21/08/2020
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Scottish Drugs Forum
    Contact: Andy Coffey
    Phone:
    Email: enquires@sdf.org.uk

    This is the first of two special webinars with international speakers hosted by Scottish Drugs Forum for International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Around the world, people who use drugs have, for many years, created unions, groups and networks to advocate for drug policies and practices that support harm reduction, health promotion and human rights.

    In the first webinar leading up to IOAD we will hear about the history of the movement, the challenges and the progress made from advocates and activists in the Netherlands, Norway and Ukraine. There will be the opportunity for questions and a panel discussion after their presentations.

    Speakers include:

    – Theo Van Dam from the Netherlands, is the founder of Landelijk Steunpunt Druggebruikers (LSD) Foundation, The Dutch National Interest Group of Drug Users
    – Olga Belyaeva from Ukraine is Programme Coordinator for the Eurasian Network of People Who Use Drugs (ENPUD)
    – Arild Knutsen from Norway leads the Association for Humane Drug Policy

    The session will be chaired by Jason Wallace, Scottish Drugs Forum.

    Pre-registration is required and numbers are limited so please register early.

    The session will be recorded and will be published on the SDF YouTube Channel

    Scotland

    Activity: Free webinar – The dual public health emergency and advocating for change – international perspectives
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Scottish Drugs Forum
    Contact: Andy Coffey
    Phone:
    Email: enquires@sdf.org.uk

    The is the second of two webinars with international speakers Scottish Drugs Forum are hosting to mark International Overdose Awareness Day 2020.

    We will hear about how the dual public health emergency of drug-related deaths and Covid-19 has affected people who use drugs in Canada and Australia, the impact of this dual crisis on families and the changes now being advocated for.

    The webinar will contain presentations from three International speakers followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.

    Speakers include:

    – Garth Mullins, host of Crackdown podcast, Vancouver, Canada
    – Jane Dicka, Manager of the Drug Overdose and Peer Education (DOPE) programme, Harm Reduction Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
    – Petra Schulz, one of the founding directors of Moms Stop the Harm, Canada

    The presentations and Q&A will then be facilitated by:

    – Colin Hutcheon, Chair of Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs, and
    – Jason Wallace, SDF and Drug Death Task Force Lived Experience Member
    – Kirsten Horsburgh, SDF, Strategy Coordinator (Drug Death Prevention)

    St. George

    UT

    Activity: Southwest & Rural Utah Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82480466129?pwd=VTIxY0w4aWs3cXZ2bFE5YVpwVjR6QT09Meeting ID: 824 8046 6129
    Passcode: 874954
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness
    Contact: Marcie, Ben or Crystal
    Phone: 435-319-8800
    Email: mgray@myusara.com

    Virtual Event with speakers and sharing of resources

    Toronto

    ON

    Activity: Weathered
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 am
    Location: Will take place online.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Twentytwenty Arts
    Contact: Megan Kee
    Phone: 6472876843
    Email: megan@twentytwentyarts.com

    Weathered is a digital photography exhibition & fundraising campaign raising awareness for overdose death.

    Weathered is asking families to produce memorialized photographs of shoes and mementos belonging to loved ones who have lost their lives to an overdose. Weathered sets out to raise awareness for overdose death and funds for Street Health’s Overdose Prevention Site.

    All photograph submissions will be accepted (June 1st – July 6th, 2020). We encourage everyone, regardless of skill level, to submit a memorialized photograph with a written description about their loved one.

    All photographs, stories, videos, and content will be shared on Overdose Awareness Day (August 31st, 2020).

    Additional details about the campaign can be found here: https://www.twentytwentyarts.com/weathered

    Worcester

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Worcester International Overdose Day Awareness Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Online – Register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qfuqvpj0rGtXNreFlXlBbRyMOulbpUk6L?fbclid=IwAR1D9TMn4rWGa1F4X2WQ9kBzXaf_MRGxsc7Rs8ep7pjsDyslC1uLnFCigz4
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Worcester Overdose Day Vigil Planning Group
    Contact: Rev. Aaron Payson
    Phone: 508-963-5959
    Email: worcoverdoseawareness@gmail.com

    The 2020 Worcester Overdose Awareness Day Vigil will be an online event. This annual opportunity to remember and honor the lives of those who have died from overdoses will feature music, remarks from area leaders, families of those who have died, and a virtual candlelighting.

    Worcester

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Worcester International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Online – https://www.facebook.com/events/712408352871106/permalink/712719626173312/
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Worcester International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil Planning Team
    Contact: Rev. Aaron Payson
    Phone: 508-963-5959
    Email: Worcoverdoseawareness@gmail.com

    Please join us for an online vigil honoring the lives of those we’ve lost to overdoses.

    - Worldwide

    Boronia

    Victoria

    Activity: #IOAD2020 Purple Balloon letterbox remembarance day!!
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 01:01 am
    Location: 13
    2
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mommies and Methadone (All M.A.T Forms
    Contact: Kerry Meredith
    Phone: 474129698
    Email: kerrymeredith86@gmail.com

    We want everyone to know that you are not alone in remembering your loved ones on August 31st to a drug overdose. #IOAD is a day to show that we want to change the stigma to drug related deaths. We want to raise the awareness!! This year we are involved in an official event and all you have to do is tie a purple balloon to your mailbox. You can also decorate the front of your house in as much purple and silver as you would like to show others the love and support that you have. It is a great way to get people asking questions and giving them information if needed.
    #endoverdose

    It’s a Time To remember, a time to act!

    Mommies and Methadone
    #IOAD2020

    Yakima

    Washington

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Yakima WA
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Virtual Event on Zoom
    August 31,2020
    From 4-5:30 pm
    https://triumphtx.org.zoom.us/j/93595064487
    Zoom ID 93595064487
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Triumph Treatment Services Parent Child Assistance Program ( PCAP )
    Contact: Kim Hitchcock
    Phone: 5099071105
    Email: khitchcock@triumphtreatment.org

    Video , live speakers, community resources

    Australia

    ACT

    Canberra

    ACT

    Activity: We will be handing out the badges and wristbands on the day to clients and staff of Directions Health Services. As well talking to our clients and getting the key messages to them about overdose, and the benifets of the nasal naloxone.
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Primary NSP at City Health Centre 1 Moore Street Canberra City ACT
    Primary NSP at Phillip Health Centre Corrina Street Woden ACT
    Directions Health Service Level 6 Cosmopolitan Centre Woden ACT
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Directions Health Service
    Contact: Tammy Waters
    Phone: 02 61324901
    Email: tammy.waters@directionshealth.com

    Handing out badges and wristbands and talking to clients about overdose and handing out nasal naloxone and distributing Fentanyl test strips so clients can test their opiates to see if there are traces of fentanyl in their drug.

    NSW

    Clemton Park

    NSW

    Activity: Take-home Naloxone Training
    Date: 24/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Online
    Hosted by NADA
    Suite C, Level 3
    140 Williams Street
    Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
    Australia
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (NADA)
    Contact: Resli Buchel
    Phone: +61 04041528566
    Email: resli@nada.org.au

    Training for consumers via our member organisations in take-home Naloxone provision and use.

    Newcastle

    NSW

    Activity: Newcastle Town Hall lights up purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Newcastle Town Hall, Newcastle NSW
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Newcastle
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Newcastle Town Hall will be lit up purple for International Overdose Awareness Day

    Sydney

    NSW

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Week
    Date: 24/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: KRC South Sutherland Hospital 430 Kingsway Caringbah 2229
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: KRC South
    Contact: Steph Martin
    Phone: 0422515395
    Email: Stephanie.Martin2@health.nsw.gov.au

    Naloxone and overdose prevention training to all clients who attend the Needle and Syringe Exchange

    Sydney

    NSW

    Activity: Overdose Awareness
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:30 am
    Location: Above the Fire station in Kings Cross
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Kirketon Road Centre
    Contact: Stephanie Martin
    Phone: 0422515395
    Email: stephanie.martin2@health.nsw.gov.au

    The Kirketon Road Centre (KRC),will be running COVID safe Naloxone training to all clients and members of the community throughout the week. The service will have education displays around the service and will be inviting clients to add a leaf to our overdose memorable tree.
    KRC will also be joining NUAA and the Surry Hills Community Drug Action Team (CDAT), for an Overdose Awareness Event at Northcott on Wednesday 3rd September 12.30pm-2pm.
    • Learn about Naloxone
    • How do you respond to a overdose
    • Talk to peers, health professionals and community volunteers
    • Pick up some overdose resources and information
    • Handing out badges and wristbands
    • Delicious lunch provided by Surry Hills CDAT
    Due to COVID-19 conditions this event will adhere to all health advisories and public health orders
    Participants will be given a mask and hand sanitizer to use throughout the event

    NT

    Darwin

    NT

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Tree
    Date: 24/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Across our 3 NSP locations:
    – Darwin 46 Woods st
    – Palmerston Cnr of Temple tce and Roystonia st.
    – Alice Springs shop3 Reg Harris Lane, Todd Mall
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: NTAHC
    Contact: Pete or Shayne
    Phone: 0889447777
    Email: info@ntahc.org.au

    On August 31 let’s join together to remember loved ones and help prevent overdose in our community. Time to Remember. Time to Act.

    NTAHC NSPs in Darwin, Palmerston and Alice Springs
    Memorial Tree will be placed in our 3 NSP’s – write a name of someone you have lost, place the tag on the tree branch.
    We collect all the names after, the trees are then planted on our staff members block of land as a permanent memorial tree.
    9am to 5pm week days in August.

    Read more at Http://ww.overdoseday.com

    QLD

    Brisbane

    QLD

    Activity: Kurilpa Bridge Lights Up Purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Kurilpa Bridge, Brisbane
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Brisbane
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Kurilpa Bridge will be lit up purple on International Overdose Awareness Day in honour of the people who have been lost to overdose

    Brisbane

    QLD

    Activity: Victoria Bridge Lights Up Purple for IOAD
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Victoria Bridge, Brisbane
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Brisbane
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Victoria Bridge will be lit up purple on International Overdose Awareness Day in honour of the people who have been lost to overdose

    Brisbane

    QLD

    Activity: Story Bridge Lights Up Purple for IOAD
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Story Bridge, Brisbane
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Brisbane
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Story Bridge will be lit up purple on International Overdose Awareness Day in honour of the people who have been lost to overdose

    Brisbane

    QLD

    Activity: Heart to Heart – IOAD 2020
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Private Location
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Jasmin Raggam
    Phone:
    Email: jmraggam@hotmail.com.au

    Due to COVID-19 social distancing rules and keeping our supporters and the public safe I have decided to host this year’s event at a private location with limited people invited to attend in person, however everyone is invited to tune in online as we will be uploading videos throughout the day to social media awareness pages, plenty of pics and some live streaming.

    Sadly, now we have around 500 hearts. Every heart represents a life, I feel personally connected to each of the hearts, behind each heart is a life lost, a broken family, a tragic story and a million tears.

    Heart to Heart is an event focused on what our Purple Hearts symbolize and is an opportunity to get to know more about some of the people each heart represents, a snapshot of their story and the families they left behind.

    More details about this event will be published here during the next few days.

    Brisbane

    QLD

    Activity: Brisbane Town Hall lights up purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Brisbane Town Hall, Brisbane QLD
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Brisbane
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Brisbane Town Hall will be lit up purple for International Overdose Awareness Day

    Brisbane

    QLD

    Activity: Sandgate Town Hall lights up purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Sandgate Town Hall, Brisbane QLD
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Brisbane
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Sandgate Town Hall will be lit up purple for International Overdose Awareness Day

    Gold Coast

    QLD

    Activity: IOAD Purple Picnic
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Hota Gold Coast.
    Picnic area left of the lake on the corner overlooking river to chevron island.
    There is a purple Rock there and we will have lots of signage and lots of purple!!!
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Sandra McGivern
    Phone: +61413679790
    Email: smcg@iinet.net.au

    A Sunday family picnic Day to bring attention to #endoverdose. We will have a short information presentation about overdose awareness, removing the stigma of overdose and drug related deaths and injury, followed by a remembrance ceremony for our loved ones lost to overdose.
    Picnic snacks, soft drinks and entertainment supplied by Sandra and guests asked to donate to Pennington Institute IOAD fund.
    PLEASE WEAR PURPLE XXX

    Rockhampton

    QLD

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Morning Tea
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Rockhampton Alcohol and Other Drugs Service
    Sterling Place, Rockhampton 4700 Queensland
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Rockhampton Alcohol and Other Drugs Service
    Contact: Rebecca Adams
    Phone:
    Email: rebecca.adams5@health.qld.gov.au

    Rockhampton Alcohol and Other Drugs staff coming together for a morning tea to discuss our what is available for overdose prevention within our community and service + trivia to engage new team members with facts around naloxone and overdose statistics.

    SA

    Port Adelaide

    SA

    Activity: St Paul’s Anglican Church Lights Up Purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: St Paul’s Anglican Church, Port Adelaide
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    St Paul’s Anglican Church will be lit up purple for International Overdose Awareness Day in honour of the people who have been lost to overdose

    TAS

    Devonport

    TAS

    Activity: “Crane Making Workshop” Come and see our flying crane display!
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: Anglicare – 31 King Street, Devonport, Tasmania, 7310
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Anglicare Tasmania Inc.
    Contact: Sean Robinson
    Phone: 1800 243 232
    Email: seans@anglicare-tas.org.au

    International Overdose Awareness Day is the 31st August 2020. #IOAD2020.

    Why Cranes? SENBAZURU is the art of folding 1,000 paper cranes. It is said that if you fold 1,000 paper cranes and make a wish, it will come true.

    Each crane will be hung and photographed to become part of a larger digital artwork put together by the Alcohol Tobacco and other Drugs Council (ATDC) to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day 2020.

    Anglicare are calling on members of the Tasmanian community to help fold Japanese cranes and to share tributes to remember Tasmanians lost to overdose and wish for a community free from the harm of overdose.

    Drug overdose continues to impact Tasmanians of all backgrounds – with more than one person lost every week to overdose across Tasmania
    Come along to help us fold cranes to create another memorial to those lost to overdose and an opportunity to discuss the risks and impact of overdose.

    *Silver Overdose Awareness Day pins available on the day

    “Crane Making Workshop”
    Come and see our flying crane display!

    With Guest Alison Lai, CEO Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council Tasmania

    When: 31st August 2020, 11:30am – 1:30pm
    Where: Anglicare Devonport 31 King Street, Devonport TAS 7310
    RSVP by 30th August to seans@anglicare-tas.org.au (Places limited due to Covid restrictions)
    *Refreshments provided

    Hobart

    TAS

    Activity: Cranes Project
    Date: 18/05/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Suite 1, Level 1, 175 Collins Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council Tasmania
    Contact: Katie Henderson
    Phone: 6231 5002
    Email: katie@atdc.org.au

    SENBAZURU is the art of folding 1,000 paper cranes. It is said that if you fold 1,000 paper cranes and make a wish, it will come true.

    The Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council is calling on members of the Tasmanian community to help fold Japanese cranes and to share tributes to remember Tasmanians lost to overdose and wish for a community free from the harm of overdose.

    Take a photo of each single, origami, folded crane so it can be a part of a larger digital artwork to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day. This year we’d also like you to share what Overdose Day means to you. In remembrance of those who have lost their lives or been injured, we invite you to submit a tribute along with your origami cranes.

    We will be releasing the large digital artwork on 31st August to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day and show the impact that overdose has on anyone within the community.
    Crane photos to be submitted by Tuesday, 18th August.

    VIC

    Ballarat

    VIC

    Activity: Online IOAD Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Online event
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ballarat Community Health
    Contact: Kate Davenport
    Phone:
    Email: kateda@bchc.org.au

    Unfortunately due to COVID-19 restrictions, Ballarat Community Health will be unable to host a public event this year. Instead we have created a virtual candlelight remembrance video sharing messages from loved ones who have been affected by overdose.

    In the weeks leading up to Overdose Day we will be sharing information on our Facebook page about overdose and naloxone.

    Ballarat

    VIC

    Activity: Ballarat Lake Fountains Light Up Purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Ballarat Lake Fountains
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Ballarat Lake Fountains will be lit up purple for International Overdose Awareness Day in honour of the people who have been lost to overdose

    Ballarat

    VIC

    Activity: Ballarat Town Hall Lights Up Purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Ballarat Town Hall
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Ballarat Town Hall will be lit up purple for International Overdose Awareness Day in honour of the people who have been lost to overdose

    Footscray

    VIC

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 04/09/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Healthworks Footscray and Braybrook NSP outlets
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CoHealth/Healthworks
    Contact: Ben and Natalya
    Phone: 0408246696
    Email: OD.Ed@cohealth.org.au

    Healthworks will be streaming an online presentation and message at midday. Hamper bags will also be available from both the Braybrook and Footscray NSP sites as well as from our outreach team.

    Geelong

    VIC

    Activity: Naloxone – Get on board
    Date: 03/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Various
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Barwon Health
    Contact: Craig Harvey
    Phone: 0417 521 360
    Email: craig.harvey@barwonhealth.org.au

    For 3 months, commencing in August – Barwon Health will be displaying a powerful message, reminding the public of the importance of carrying naloxone. Utilising bus advertising, a large advertisement covering the entire rear of a public transport bus will be displayed.

    Further, during the week of Overdose Awareness Day, each NSP delivery will receive custom made fortune cookies, containing overdose prevention messages and information on how to access free naloxone, locally.

    Both these strategies were designed in light of COVID-19 restrictions which have limited face to face contact with those that access harm reduction services.

    Hawthorn

    VIC

    Activity: IOAD @ Access Health and Community
    Date: 24/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Access Health and Community
    Contact: Sarah Corkran
    Phone:
    Email: sarah.corkran@accesshc.org.au

    Access Health and Community is moving their Overdose Awareness Day commemoration online this year, due to the global pandemic. We’ll be hosting a 7-day social media campaign to provide educational posts from our clinicians and raise awareness. We’ll also be posting a Q&A video with our clinicians on different topics relating to overdose. On the 31st of August we’re encouraging all staff to wear purple to show their support. Finally, we’ll be sending out an IOAD themed newsletter to those on our mailing lists.

    Mebourne

    VIC

    Activity: Remember me
    Date: 27/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Port Phillip Prison
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Uniting ReGen
    Contact: bernadette maxwell
    Phone: 9217 7222
    Email: bernadette.maxwell@au.g4s.com

    Remember me

    We will be holding an event in which both prisoners and staff remember who has been touched by overdose.
    We aim to highlight the risk of those leaving prison and our commitment to reducing the risk of overdose post release.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Commemorative Podcast
    Date: 27/07/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Association of Participating Service Users
    Contact: Sam Schlicht
    Phone: 0438352938
    Email: apsu@sharc.org.au

    Despite being unable to gather in person, the Association of Participating Service Users – a service of the Self Help Addiction Resource Centre – is determined to meaningfully honour Overdose Awareness Day.

    As part of this effort, we are producing a podcast tribute to friends and loved ones lost to overdose, and hope that some of you will be willing to take part in a brief recorded telephone call to answer the following two questions:

    1. Describe the person you lost and their relationship to you
    2. Tell us something you would like people to know about them

    Both questions can be answered any way you like. You may have a story to tell about the person, or a feeling for what they would have been doing now. You may not have anything remarkable or original to say, but just want to give a simple remembrance. Your participation is what counts.

    The only thing we ask is to focus on the person rather than their drug use. We want to give a sense of the human experience that numbers and policy arguments fail to express.

    In order to take part, please send an email to apsu@sharc.org.au with a weekday and time when you can talk on the phone for around 5 minutes or less. We’ll confirm by email and then give you a call when it was requested.

    You will not be asked to provide any identifying details beyond what you choose to say about yourself or the person you’re commemorating. You’ll be one of many, and the recordings will only be used for this project.

    Check out regular episodes of the podcast, ‘Straight From the Source, wherever you usually get your podcasts, or at https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/straight-from-the-source-apsu-podcast/

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Bolte Bridge Lights Up Purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Bolte Bridge
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Melbourne
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Bolte Bridge will be lit up purple on International Overdose Awareness Day in honour of the people who have been lost to overdose

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Melbourne Star Lights Up Purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Melbourne Star, Docklands
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Melbourne
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Melbourne Star will be lit up purple on International Overdose Awareness Day in honour of the people who have been lost to overdose

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: AAMI Park Lights Up Purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: AAMI Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Melbourne
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    AAMI Park will be lit up purple on International Overdose Awareness Day in honour of the people who have been lost to overdose

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Melbourne Town Hall lights up purple for IOAD 2020
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Melbourne Town Hall
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Melbourne
    Contact: Jean-Francois
    Phone:
    Email: jean-francois.piery@melbourne.vic.gov.au

    Melbourne Town Hall will be lit up purple to honour all the lives lost to overdose.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Compassion not Judgement online event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Event link is here:

    International Overdose Awareness Day Online Forum – Compassion Not Judgement


    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Apod Family Support
    Contact: Debbie Warner
    Phone: 0412382812
    Email: Debbie@apod.org.au

    Online Event – Compassion not Judgement
    Guest Speakers Professor Margaret Hamilton, Sam Biondo (VAADA), Dr. Nico Clark (NRCH) and families and people with lived experience of the impact of drug overdose.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Flinders Street Station lights up purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Flinders Street Station
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Melbourne
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Flinders Street Station will be lit purple for International Overdose Awareness Day 2020

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Burnet Institute’s IOAD Event: Opioid overdose in Australia and internationally: scaling up our responses to reduce harm
    Date: 01/09/2020
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Tuesday 1st September, 2-3pm AEST
    https://zoom.us/j/98331966504?pwd=VmpkMnU1NkVnSUVramNLYjU4NEVxdz09
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Burnet Institute
    Contact: Penny Hill
    Phone:
    Email: penny.hill@burnet.edu.au

    August 31 2020 marks the 20th year of the International Overdose Awareness Day. Sadly, every year thousands of people die as a result of opioid overdose. Yet these deaths are preventable.

    This event will be hosted online by the Burnet Institute and present some of the latest work on responses to opioid overdose that is being conducted by the Institute and its collaborators across Australia and internationally.

    This one-hour event will feature three speakers from the Behaviours and Health Risks Program at the Institute. The program will run as follows:
    1. Setting the scene, international patterns in opioid overdose: Amanda Roxburgh
    2. The Stop Overdose Safely initiative, a WHO/UNODC program to scale-up take-home naloxone in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Ukraine: Paul Dietze (on behalf of the SOS project team)
    3. Opioid overdose deaths in Australia – are we doing enough? Amanda Roxburgh
    4. Scaling up take-home naloxone across Australia: Penny Hill (on behalf of the National Naloxone Reference Group)

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Live event to pay tribute to lives lost to overdose
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Facebook Live from Parliament House, Melbourne. Streamed on the Facebook page of Fiona Patten MP.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Mira
    Phone: 9386 4400
    Email: fiona.patten@parliament.vic.gov.au

    We will be paying tribute to lives lost to overdose. Anyone who would like us to pay tribute to their loved one, please send through their name, a short message and a flower that best represents their life by 11am AEST Monday 31st of August. fiona.patten@parliament.vic.gov.au

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Harm Reduction Victoria IOAD Naloxone Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:30 pm
    Location: Online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Harm Reduction Victoria
    Contact: Jane Dicka
    Phone: 03 93291500
    Email: janed@hrvic.org.au

    Online training for people who use and inject drugs & friends and family. Naloxone provided.

    St Kilda

    VIC

    Activity: Acknowledging community first responders
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:59 am
    Location: 29-31 Grey Street, St Kilda
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Salvation Army – 24/7 NSP and Access Health – St Kilda
    Contact: rebecca thatcher
    Phone: 9536 7780
    Email: rebecca.thatcher@salvationarmy.org.au

    Acknowledging the members of our community who have taken it upon themselves to train up in overdose response and naloxone administration including the many people who have themselves saved the lives of friends, peers, family and strangers who have overdosed. Anyone who visits our services on 31st August 2020 will receive a small care and appreciation gift.
    To mark the 20th anniversary, The Salvation Army will be promoting IOAD and it’s origins at our site’s in St Kilda by founder SJ Finn on it’s many social and other community platforms.

    St. Kilda

    VIC

    Activity: IOAD morning tea and reflection
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Telehealth/online
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Thorne Harbour Health
    Contact: Nic Robinson-Griffith
    Phone: 0458889987
    Email: Nic.robinson-griffith@thorneharbour.org

    A morning tea, taking the form of an education and reflection space. Acknowledging the impacts of overdose on the LGBTI community and working to share knowledge amongst the organisation to reduce stigma.

    St.Kilda

    VIC

    Activity: World’s Largest Overdose Prevention Training
    Date: 27/08/2020
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: ONLINE
    Bookings via the followinghttps://www.trybooking.com/BKZZG
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: World’s Largest Overdose Prevention Training
    Contact: Delwyn Maxwell
    Phone:
    Email: Delwyn@firststep.org.au

    10 Community Health Organisations from St.Kilda & surrounds have come together to present this online event for International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Learn:
    – the signs & symptoms of opioid overdose
    -how to administer the opioid reversal drug Naloxone
    -obtain information about where to obtain Naloxone via the Naloxone Subsidy Initiative
    -where to go for support services
    – there will also be an opportunity for Q&A

    St.Kilda

    VIC

    Activity: World’s Largest Overdose Prevention Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: ONLINERegistrations via:
    https://www.trybooking.com/BKZZH
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: World’s Largest Overdose Prevention Training
    Contact: Delwyn
    Phone:
    Email: Delwyn@firststep.org.au

    Community Health Organisations from St.Kilda and surrounds have come together to present this ONLINE event for International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Learn:
    -the signs & symptoms of overdose
    -how to administer the opioid reversal drug Naloxone
    -where to obtain Naloxone via the Naloxone Subsidy Initiative
    -information on how to access support services
    -opportunity for Q&A

    Swan Hill

    VIC

    Activity: Dress Purple Day for IOAD
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 70 Nyah Road, Swan Hill 3585
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mallee District Aboriginal Services
    Contact: Suszanna Aertssen
    Phone: 50328600
    Email: saertssen@mdas.org.au

    Wear purple day on 28/8 for IOAD! Have members from our Social Emotional Wellbeing Team create a video to acknowledge the day and to talk about statistics of our ATSI population.

    The Basin

    VIC

    Activity: Overdose and Naloxone Education
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: The Salvation Army Bridge Program
    49 Basin-Olinda Rd
    The Basin VIC 3154
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Salvation Army
    Contact: Naomi Loveday
    Phone: 03 9760 9212
    Email: naomi.loveday@salvationarmy.org.au

    Providing group education on overdose prevention, overdose treatment, and Naloxone use

    Victoria

    VIC

    Activity: Stepping Up Barwon Rememberance
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: Hi All,
    This is a save the date for Monday 31/08/2020 at 12pm (midday) to please attend our International Overdose Prevention Day presentation.
    This year, due to the global pandemic we are putting on a Zoom session with songs, poetry, facts & figures to highlight and destigmatise this critical issue.
    The representative colour for International Overdose Prevention Day is PURPLE, so please, come along with some PURPLE in your attire and show some solidarity for this worthy cause.Kind Regards,
    The Stepping Up Barwon Overdose Prevention TeamMisty, Nat & Chris

    Zoom Address
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87591578405
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Stepping-Up Barwon
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Misty Collins
    Phone: 0435657925
    Email: Mcollins@stepping.up.org.au

    INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY
    Monday the 31 of August 2020 @ 12pm
    International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on the 31st of August each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug related death. It is our aim to acknowledge the grief and loss felt by families, friends and the community – remembering those who have died of or have a permanent injury as a result of an overdose.
    Open House Event The representative colour for international overdose prevention day is purple. Please come along with some purple in your attire to show some solidarity for this worthy cause
    For any further information please contact:
    mcollins@stepping-up.org.au
    Zoom address: 875 9157 8405

    WA

    Broome

    WA

    Activity: Rembrance on the beach in Broome
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: The Boat launching Ramp at Entrance Point in Broome. We will gather there for a brief remembrance activity before returning to the Cyrenian House office on Pembroke Road in Broome.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cyrenian House
    Contact: Sally Malone
    Phone: 91926400
    Email: smalone@cyrenianhouse.com

    Community members will be invited to attend at small gathering at Entrance Point in Broome. There will be a greeting, a brief remembrance activity comprising some readings, sharing of stories and laying of flowers in the ocean. Supports will be offered to all attendees who are affected by loss of someone to overdose. After the event a morning tea will be shared at the office of Cyrenian House in Broome.

    Perth

    WA

    Activity: Trafalgar Bridge Lights Up Purple for IOAD
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Trafalgar Bridge
    Perth WA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Perth
    Contact: City of Perth
    Phone:
    Email: info.city@cityofperth.wa.gov.au

    Trafalgar Bridge will light up Purple on the 30th and 31st August for International Overdose Awareness Day

    Perth

    WA

    Activity: Council House Lights Up Purple for IOAD
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Council House
    27 St Georges Terrace
    Perth
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Perth
    Contact: City of Perth
    Phone:
    Email: info.city@cityofperth.wa.gov.au

    Council House will light up purple on the 30th and 31st of August for International Overdose Awareness Day

    Perth

    WA

    Activity: Mandurah Bridge lights up Purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Mandurah Bridge, Perth WA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Perth
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Mandurah Bridge will be lit up Purple for International Overdose Awareness Day

    Perth

    WA

    Activity: Matagarup Bridge lights up Purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Matagarup Bridge, Perth WA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Perth
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Matagarup Bridge will be lit up purple for International Overdose Awareness Day

    Perth

    WA

    Activity: Mount Street Bridge lights up purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Mount Street Bridge, Perth WA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Perth
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Mount Street Bridge will be lit purple for International Overdose Awareness Day

    Perth

    WA

    Activity: Sky Ribbon Bridge lights up purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Sky Ribbon Bridge, Perth WA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Perth
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Sky Ribbon Bridge will be lit purple for International Overdose Awareness Day

    Perth

    WA

    Activity: Graham Farmer Freeway Tunnel lights up purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Graham Farmer Freeway Tunnel, Perth WA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Perth
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Graham Farmer Freeway Tunnel will be lit purple for International Overdose Awareness Day

    Perth

    WA

    Activity: Memorial Gathering
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:30 am
    Location: Hyde Park, North Perth.
    East end of Glendower Street side, lake-side under Magnolia tree.
    (Contact Cyrenian House to request a map if required)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Vanessa
    Phone: 93289200
    Email: enquiry@cyrenianhouse.com

    Cyrenian House will be holding a morning memorial gathering in remembrance to the loved ones that have been lost or harmed by substance use.

    The event will go ahead – rain, hail or shine. Feel free to bring a flower or branch tribute to place under the tree. Information on our services, including support for families and anyone affected by the substance use by another person, will be available.

    If you have a poem, song, or any other dedication, email or call us as we may be able to fit it in.The event is scheduled to conclude around 9am.

    Perth

    WA

    Activity: International Overdose Day Acticities
    Date: 27/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Peer Based Harm Reduction WA
    Perth Office:
    A: 22/7 Aberdeen Street, Perth, WA, 6000
    T: (08) 9325 8387
    E: info@harmreductionwa.org
    @: www.harmreductionwa.org
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Peer Based Harm Reduction WA
    Contact: Angela Corry
    Phone: 0893258387
    Email: info@harmreductionwa.org

    – NSEP noticeboard, video displays and flyer promoting International Overdose Day and naloxone brief education availability at Peer Based Harm Reduction WA
    – Memorial tree window display in the NSEP, with leaves for consumers to write messages on, which are transferred into a book of overdose messages
    – International overdose day badges distributed to consumers who access Peer Based Harm reduction WA services

    PERTH

    WA

    Activity: International Overdose Day Activities
    Date: 27/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Peer Based Harm Reduction WABunbury Office:
    A: 97 Spencer Street, Bunbury, WA, 6230
    T: (08) 9791 6699
    E: info@harmreductionwa.org
    @: www.harmreductionwa.org
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Peer Based Harm Reduction WA
    Contact: Susan Carruthers
    Phone: 0897916699
    Email: info@harmreductionwa.org

    – NSEP noticeboard, and video displays and flyer promoting International Overdose Day and naloxone brief education availability at Peer Based Harm Reduction WA
    – Memorial tree window display in the NSEP, with leaves for consumers to write messages on, which are transferred into a book of overdose messages
    – International overdose day badges distributed to consumers who access Peer Based Harm reduction WA fixed site and outreach services
    – Mobile NSEP promotion of International Overdose Day including posters and badges at sites in Manjimup, Margaret River and Busselton

    PERTH

    WA

    Activity: Hyde Park Memorial Tree
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Hyde Park Overdose Memorial Tree (at the Lake Street entrance in Highgate)
    Perth, WA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Peer Based Harm Reduction WA
    Contact: Diane Lloyd
    Phone: 0893258387
    Email: info@harmreductionwa.org

    Community Event:
    – Memorial plaque at the memorial tree in memory of those lost to drug use
    – Wooden crosses on display with the memorial plaque in memory of those lost to drug use
    – A place to remember those lost to drug use on International Overdose Day

    Perth

    WA

    Activity: Yagan Square lights up purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 am
    Location: Yagan Square, Perth WA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mental Health Commission
    Contact: Grace Oh
    Phone:
    Email: grace.oh@mhc.wa.gov.au

    Yagan Square screen will have purple and silver lights running from 6am til midnight.
    Rolling Penington Institute poster images and messages, Perth services IOAD events and a message that naloxone is available free for pharmacies in WA

    Austria

    Vienna

    Vienna

    Activity: Bereavement – Remembering
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Vienna, private garden/city centre
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Doro , Manu, Sabine
    Phone:
    Email:

    Mothers of drug victims Austria: “Purplewinggroup” private meeting to honour our children. If possible and Covid-19 restrictions allow us we will take a “purple walk” through 1 district in Vien.

    Canada

    Alberta

    Activity: IOAD 2020
    Date: 24/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Worlds Tallest Teepee
    Address: 15 Eagle Birth Rd SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 4W1, Canada
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Medicine Hat Drug Coaliltion
    Contact: Kym
    Phone: Porter
    Email: kym.porter@mhcbe.ab.ca

    Due to Covid restrictions, our event will be low key this year.

    We will still be honouring the lives lost and the ongoing struggle by offering an awareness event with naloxone training, candle light vigil, information and an ability to safely connect with others in our small community of Medicine Hat Alberta Canada.

    Our city is home to the worlds largest teepee and it will be lit in purple for a week at the end of August.

    I have made this small display hosting 48 hearts for the 48 souls no longer here but still loved and grieved deeply.

    BC

    Kamloops

    Activity: IOAD Remeberance
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Private
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Local Kamloops woman creates a display in her front yard to honour her nephew

    Brantford

    Ontario

    Activity: IOAD Online Awareness Campaign Week
    Date: 24/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Brantford, Brant County, Haldimand, and Norfolk
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: IOAD Planning Committee Brantford, Haldimand, Norfolk
    Contact: Allie Torrance
    Phone: 905 520 8083
    Email: hrbrant@aidsnetwork.ca

    Moving to a community engagement and online format, the IOAD planning committee has been working to develop an online campaign with a week of social media engagement activities, resources, personal stories, videos, and calls to action. During the week leading up to August 31st, we are asking community members, local businesses, and community organizations to show their solidarity with people who use drugs by hosting a banner or poster within their spaces and in their windows containing important messaging and demands to end the overdose crisis and to improve the lives of people who use drugs in our communities. All of the work throughout this week will be shared and posted across social media platforms. We will be holding a online debrief space after August 31st to hold space for people who have been impacted by overdose, as a space of solidarity, of anger, of healing, of tribute and of love.

    Brockville

    Ontario

    Activity: brockville’s Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Brockville City Hall
    1 King St W
    Brockville, Ontario
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Brockville’s Overdose Outreach Team
    Contact: Jessica Besharah
    Phone: 6134989041
    Email: jesbesharah@gmail.com

    Laying out 13 people in honour of the 13 people we have lost so far this year from the toxic drug supply. We will have naloxone and other safe supplies available along with as much educational items that we can!

    Calgary

    Alberta

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day 2020
    Date: 24/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 731 36 street NW
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Change the Face of Addiction
    Contact: Jessica
    Phone:
    Email: jessica.afcfa@gmail.com

    We will be hosting informational zoom sessions from Monday, August 24 to Friday, August 28 featuring presentations on naloxone training and harm reduction best practices, as well as information on grief support.

    Campbell River

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:25 pm
    Location: Online/Digital
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Spirit Tribe Bath and Beyond
    Contact: Stephanie Elickus
    Phone:
    Email: blondie6792@gmail.com

    Join us this day to remember loved ones lost due to overdose, feel free to add your purple empty chair photos or just attend to support those who have lost. We want to end the stigma. This can happen to anyone. Lets change the future for those still suffering from addiction and youth at risk.

    Campbell River

    B.C

    Activity: Spreading overdose awareness through stories and empty purple chairs
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Between Highway 19A and Dogwood Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Masters of Hope (MOH)
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    On a banner, people to come and write the names of loved ones they lost. There will be purple-coloured empty chairs lined up to represent the space of loved ones people present had lost.

    Chatham-Kent

    Ontario

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Media Event
    Date: 24/08/2020
    Time: 01:00 am
    Location: 50 Adelaide St S
    Chatham, On
    N7M 5K7
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Chatham-Kent Drug Awareness Council
    Contact: Marjorie
    Phone: Crew
    Email: mcrew@familyservicekent.com

    CK Drug Awareness Council Media Campaign for International Overdose Awareness Day.

    August 31 is International Overdoes Awareness Day
    Campaign length: August 24- Sept 3

    *During this period there will be radio and social media messages

    *Purple ribbons will be placed around the community in memory of those who have died or suffered injury from overdose. We are encouraging everyone to tie a purple ribbon to end the stigma around drug related deaths.

    *Purple T-shirts to wear on August 31, are available- see previous post.

    *August 31 Memorial Facebook Live- 11 am

    Chilliwack

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Jenna Huack
    Phone:
    Email:

    Vigil of remembrance

    Chilliwack

    British Columbia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil of Rememberance
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Salish Park
    45900 First Ave, Chilliwack, BC V2P 7K1, Canada
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Melina Elektra, founder
    Phone:
    Email: chilliwackops@gmail.com

    Chilliwack Overdose Prevention Society (OPS) will host a candelight vigil for loved ones the community has lost to overdose.

    Purple ribbons are available for everybdy.

    COBOURG

    ON

    Activity: ‘The CommUNITY Project’ Film Screening
    Date: 25/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: youtube.com
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Green Wood Coalition
    Contact: David Sheffield
    Phone: 9052697610
    Email: greenwoodcoalition@gmail.com

    We will host an online screening of the short documentary film, ‘the commUNITY project’, produced by the Haliburton Kawartha Lakes Northumberland Drug Strategy. It will be available to watch August 25-31 at youtube.com (see link below).

    “Canada is facing an opioid crisis. People are dying in unprecedented numbers and communities across the country are struggling to find ways to address the problem. As the issue continues to create division, the question becomes, how do we build more compassionate communities in the face of the struggle? Can kindness help us heal?”

    Courtenay

    BC

    Activity: Overdose Awareness & Petition gathering
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 1- Courtenay Art Gallery is hosting Community Action Team event on the plaza
    2- 5th Street & England Ave, Courtenay
    3- hoping for sites in Comox and Cumberland too. Still working on gathering volunteers to get signatures on petition
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Jennifer Hedican
    Phone: 250-218-2740
    Email: 1hed3@telus.net

    Gather signatures on petition, asking the Federal Government of Canada to appropriately respond to the Overdose Crisis.
    Three asks:
    1. Declare the current opioid overdose and fentanyl poisoning crisis a National Public Health Emergency under the Emergencies Act in order to manage and resource it with the aim to reduce and eliminate preventable deaths.
    2. Reform current drug policy to decriminalize personal possession.
    3. Create with urgency and immediacy a system to provide safe unadulterated access to substances so that people who use substances, experimentally, recreationally or chronically, are not at imminent risk of overdose due to a contaminated source.

    CRANBROOK

    British Columbia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:45 am
    Location: 209A 16 AVE N CRANBROOK, BC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ANKORS & EKNPUD
    Contact: Jessica Lamb
    Phone: 2504278008
    Email: supply.or.we.die@gmail.com

    10.45am – Peaceful Protest March to City Hall from ANKORS
    Events to follow in Rotary Park:
    – Introductions and Opening Prayers from the Ktunaxa Nation
    – BBQ, open mic and guest speakers
    – activities including: naloxone training, FTIR drug testing, memorial wall
    Evening Remembrance Vigil in Rotary Park in evening with lit candles and moment of silence.

    CRANBROOK

    British Columbia

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day BBQ
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Street Angels
    46 17th ave s
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ktunaxa Social Sector
    Contact: Laura Wittkopf
    Phone: 250-464-0573
    Email: laura.wittkopf@ktunaxa.org

    International Overdose Awareness Day
    Where: Street Angels
    When: August 31st from 11am to 2pm
    What: Street Angels, Scotty’s Recovery and Mary Basil Detox are hosting a community BBQ for Overdose Awareness. There will be take away burgers and pop, Naloxone training and demonstrations, discussions about overdoses in BC, and information about harm reduction. Please practice social distancing, sanitize, and watch for space markers when getting your food/drink.
    Naloxone kits available.

    Dartmouth

    Nova Scotia

    Activity: Intenrational Overdose Awareness Day Community Based Naloxone Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: 68 Highfield Park Drive.
    Dartmouth, NS
    B3Z 0A5
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Canadian Association of People Who Use Drugs
    Contact: Natasha Touesnard
    Phone:
    Email: natasha@capud.ca

    Please join Highfield PharmaChoice & the Canadian Association of People who Use Drugs (CAPUD) for a community naloxone training including stories of lived experience of reversing overdoses with naloxone. We aim to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths.

    International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that overdose death is preventable and acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

    Delta

    British Colombia

    Activity: Overdose Awareness in Memory photo
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: North Delta Community Park
    11311 84th Ave Delta BC
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Delta Community Action Table
    Contact: Kim Ghilarducci
    Phone:
    Email:

    Gathering of people from the Delta Community Action table for photo. Crosses, flags, banner, tshirts #endoverdose. We would like to be able to hold a public event, but covid restrictions prevents that so, it is strictly a private event that will be posted publically after on our webpage

    Delta

    BC

    Activity: City Hall and School District lights
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Delta City Hall
    Mountain View Blvd, Delta BCDelta School District office
    4585 Harvest Dr Delta BC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Delta and SD37
    Contact: Kim Ghilarducci
    Phone:
    Email:

    Light up purple of both Delta City Hall and Delta School District Office with purple lights in commemoration of IOAD
    Time of light up is unclear but will be in evening

    Edmonton

    Alberta

    Activity: Healing Hearts with Moms Stop The Harm
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Online activities, purple ribbon campaign, via digital billboard campaign and at Victoria Park Site 6 for an informal gathering and candlelight vigil.  Bring masks
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Healing Hearts with Moms Stop The Harm
    Contact: Angela
    Phone:
    Email: HealingHeartsEdmonton@gmail.com

    Due to Covid19 restrictions we will be unable to host our public event as we have in the past, however, we must continue to acknowledge and recognize IOAD and we have the following activities planned:

    *In the month leading up to August 31st – we will have a digital billboard campaign to raise awareness of IOAD at 82 Avenue & 99 Street and 109 Street & Jasper Avenue (Edmonton, AB)

    *Moms Stop The Harm – “Tie A Purple Ribbon” Campaign promotion via social media – https://www.facebook.com/groups/PurpleRibbonForOverdoseAwareness/

    *August 31, 2020 at 7:30pm: An informal gathering for IOAD at Victoria Park Site 6 (12030 River Valley Rd NW) with candlelight vigil at 8.45pm as the High Level Bridge will be lit up in purple in honour of IOAD. (Candles will not be provided this year). Physically distancing measures are in place in the park. Please bring a mask.

     

    Edmonton

    Activity: Edmonton Shoe Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Victoria Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Hundreds of shoes will be placed in Victoria park on Monday night in honour of International Overdose Awareness Day

    Goderich

    Ontario

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Shirts
    Date: 20/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Skylarr Macdonald-Webster
    Phone:
    Email: admin@tannerstefflerfoundation.com

    Overdose awareness raising through t-shirt sales
    Purple t-shirts are being sold to raise money for the Tanner Steffler Foundation, created in honour of the Seaforth teen who died from a drug overdose in June of 2017

    Grand Prairie

    Alberta

    Activity: Peace County Drug Awareness Coalition IOAD Community Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 100 Street, Grand Prairie
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Peace Country Drug Awareness Coalition
    Contact: Tyla Savard
    Phone:
    Email:

    Peace Country Drug Awareness Coalition advocates lined 100 Street to raise awareness of the ongoing opioid crisis.

    Guelph

    Ontario

    Activity: Overdose Prevention Day Community Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kenneth Armstrong
    Phone:
    Email:

    A community event to spread awareness on IOAD including multiple speeches.

    Hope

    British Columbia

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Hope and Area Transition Society
    400 Park St.
    Hope, BC
    V0X1L0
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hope Community Action Team
    Contact: Chris Battle
    Phone: 604-860-5759
    Email: chris.battle@hopetransition.org

    The purpose behind our event is to shed light on overdose and to honor those we have lost. We will have tables with HR supplies, plans for education (Naloxone training, etc.), purple ribbons, sidewalk chalk, purple heart posties, and masks to give away. Free BBQ. All welcome.

    Kimberley

    British Columbia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: Cenotaph
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: EKNPUD
    Contact: Jessica Lamb
    Phone: 2504278008
    Email: supply.or.we.die@gmail.com

    Meet at the Cenotaph, Peaceful Protest March through the Platzl with a coffin, and back to the Cenotaph for moment of slience and a opportunity for people to speak.

    Please wear a mask and follow physical distancing and COVID protocols

    Kitchener

    Activity: IOAD August Education Campaign
    Date: 01/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: **VIRTUAL**
    Follow along on our social media pages: @BFOMR on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Bereaved Families of Ontario
    Contact: Jaime Bickerton
    Phone: 519-603-0196
    Email: jaime@bfomidwest.org

    In commemoration of International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, 2020, we are launching an education campaign during the month of August. We hope to reduce the stigma and prejudice associated with deaths by substance use, build awareness and educate the community about the impact it can have on individuals and families who are grieving, and promote access to supports.

    Each week through the month of August, our education campaign will focus on various aspects of substance use and the grief associated with this type of death.

    We will be discussing:

    August 4-7: Stigma and the importance of language
    August 10-14: Complicated grief and how it relates to deaths by substance use
    August 17-21: Member stories and finding meaning
    August 24-28: Resources, supports and International Overdose Awareness Day events

    All of our campaign and discussion materials will be available through our social media channels (@BFOMR on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) and weekly emails through the month of August.

    Langley

    British Columbia

    Activity: Langley CAT Flag Display
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Langley Overdose Community Action Table
    Contact: Daniel
    Phone:
    Email:

    Langley CAT have prepared purple flags to be placed in two public locations in Fort Langley and at the Derek Doubleday Arboretum. There will be 144 flags placed in the ground, to represent the 144 lives Langley has lost to overdose since 2016.
    The Douglas Park Spirit Square and the 200 Street Overpass will be lit up purple from dusk Aug 31st to dawn Sept 1st.

    Leduc

    AB

    Activity: 3rd Annual Overdose Awareness, Prevention & Remembrance Event
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Civic Centre
    #1 Alexandra Park
    Leduc, AB, Canada
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Dylan’s Hope Foundation
    Contact: Jessica Farmer
    Phone: 7802930789
    Email: timetoactleduc@shaw.ca

    Dylan’s Hope Foundation will be hosting the 3rd Annual Overdose Awareness, Prevention & Remembrance event on Friday, August 28th, in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day.

    It will be an evening of public awareness and education to help reduce the stigma of those who struggle with this health challenge.

    It will also be an opportunity to gather for a continued call for action to address this crisis and a meaningful Vigil to honor and remember loved ones that we have lost.

    Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Education, Awareness & Support
    Free Naloxone Training & Kit Distribution
    Flags of Hope
    Candlelight Memorial Vigil
    Light Tribute

    FREE EVENT, Everyone Welcome

    “We Fight for Those We Love and Lost”

    Lethbridge

    Alberta

    Activity: Die-in and Rally for International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Location: Lethbridge City Hall . 910 – 4 Avenue South.Lethbridge, Alberta
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Moms Stop The Harm
    Contact: Lori Hatfield
    Phone: 403-894-0901
    Email: lorihatfield@gmail.com

    On August 31, the people of Lethbridge will come together from 5 to 8 pm at City Hall. They will be mourning the deaths of Albertans from all walks of life due to drug overdose. They will also mourn the loss of the ARCHES Supervised Consumption Site which is closing at 4:30 pm on August 31. This event will be a somber but peaceful rally and will include a “Die-In” in front of City Hall followed by a candlelight vigil walk from City Hall to ARCHES and back.

    This event is organized by concerned Albertans including employees of ARCHES, persons with lived experience, volunteers with Moms Stop The Harm and has the support of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, the Raging Grannies and Friends of Medicare.

    Manitoba

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Manitoba advocate for an unscheduling of naloxone
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Stephen Juba Park, Winnipeg
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Overdose Awareness Manitoba
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Flags of hope will be on display while advocating for an unscheduling of naloxone, which can reverse the affects of an opioid overdose, during an International Overdose Awareness Day gathering at Stephen Juba Park in Winnipeg

    Medicine Hat

    Alberta

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Rite Downtown Garden Center, Medicine Hat
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Medicine Hat Drug Coaltion
    Contact: Krista Worobec
    Phone:
    Email:

    The Medicine Hat Drug Coalition will be hosting a come and go vigil in downtown Medicine Hat. Join us from 5 – 9 pm on August 31. We will have our flags of hope on display as well as luminaries available for people to leave messages to loved ones. On display will be all the luminaries from past events as well. From August 28 until Sept 4 the Medicine Hat teepee will be lit up in purple lights as well to raise awareness about this day. This event is open to the public and we hope to see you there.

    Mission City

    British Columbia

    Activity: Masks We Wear Artwalk
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: First Avenue in Mission BC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mission Overdose Community Action Team
    Contact: Kat Wahamaa
    Phone: 604-679-4463
    Email: stopoverdosemission@gmail.com

    Throughout August, leading up to International Overdose Awareness Day, August 31, the Mission Overdose Community Action Team (MOCAT) is coordinating a series of community art dialogues entitled“Masks We Wear”. Stigma masks the humanity of people who use substances and sways our current policy. Our communities are devastated by the ensuing loss of loved ones, and the loss of the potential of all the sons, daughters, mothers and fathers. The masks will be exhibited during the week of International Overdose Awareness Day – August 31, at businesses on First Avenue in Mission and then displayed in the Community Art Space at The Reach Gallery Museum as part of their fall exhibition. On August 31 community members are invited to take an “artwalk” from 3-7pm downtown. A memorial banner will be onsite for those that wish to add their loved ones name in remembrance.

    Mississauga

    Ontario

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Ceremony
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: The Port Credit Light House – 105 Lakeshore Road W, Mississauga ON
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Christine
    Phone: 4169986930
    Email: christineninrig@hotmail.com

    August 31, 2020 – International Overdose Awareness Day! 💜

    Please join us at the PORT CREDIT LIGHTHOUSE for a small, social distancing ceremony as it will be coloured purple in honour and recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day.

    The small ceremony will be used to honour and pay respect to our loved ones that we’ve lost to the Opioid Epidemic, to raise awareness and to put an end to the stigma!

    Please feel free to bring a picture of your loved one, to light a candle, bring a flower or wear purple in support of IOAD.

    Moncton

    New Brunswick

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day: Remembering Those Lost to Overdose
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: 80 Weldon Street, Moncton, NB
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ENSEMBLE Services Greater Moncton
    Contact: Sarah Doiron
    Phone: (506)859-9616
    Email: sdoiron@ensemblegm.ca

    ENSEMBLE Services Greater Moncton, in partnership with John Howard Society of Southeastern New Brunswick, will be hosting an event on Monday, August 31st from 1-3pm at ENSEMBLE, located at 80 Weldon St. in Moncton.
    International Overdose Awareness Day is a day to come together and to remember those lost to overdose. There will be purple memorial ribbons displayed to honour loved ones lost. For anyone wishing to include the name of a loved one, they can contact us at 859-9616, by email at general@ensemblegm.ca, or through ENSEMBLE’s facebook page.
    We will also be having a BBQ at that time and we will have harm reduction resources available, as well as naloxone training & naloxone kits.

    Nanaimo

    British Columbia

    Activity: Memorial Garden-Overdose Awareness
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Last year held at Maffeo Sutton Park
    100 Comox Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9R 3H7
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Wisteria Community Association
    Contact: Tanya Hiltz
    Phone: 2505916443
    Email: wisteriacommunityass@shaw.ca

    This year due to Covid-19 we are building a Memorial Garden to all lost.
    We have 100 hearts and we are collecting names to add, then place on the fence.
    Building a rock monument with a water fountain and planted flowers so they grow year round and few other items.  Will do 2 Candle Light ups at 6 PM and 8 PM to give everyone a chance to visit. Can be seen from Milton Street.

    Nanaimo

    Activity: LifeLine
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: •Performance of LifeLine will take place at 4pm and at 6pm at the corner of Wesley Street and Fitzwilliam, Nanaimo, BC, at Standing Figure Sculpture by Troy Moth.Also from 4pm to 6pm:

    •Naloxone Use Training Table by AVI Health Centre Nanaimo

    •other events and arts installations will take place at Wesley Street and Franklyn produced by The Community Action Team, Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Health Centre, Open Heart Collaborative, Wisteria Association, Tree of Life Project by Peers from the Nanaimo chapter of BC YukonDrug War Survivors
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Crimson Coast Dance Society
    Contact: Holly Bright
    Phone: 250-716-3230
    Email: dance@crimsoncoast.org

    LifeLine

    A contemporary dance performance by Genevieve Johnson

    Dramaturgy by Holly Bright

    Score by Genevieve Johnson (poetry) and Sofina Johnson (composition)

    Produced by Crimson Coast Dance Society with support from CAT, Community Action Team

    August 31, 4pm and 6:00pm

    Wesley Street at Fitzwilliam – at the Standing Figure Sculpture across from St. Andrew’s Church (Sculpture by Troy Moth)

    LifeLine is a reflection on the crisis of addiction both as a society and in one’s personal life and intends to reflect compassionate understanding for the addict’s choices while recognizing the desire and the gravitas associated with the choice to use.

    ~the fifth stanza of the accompanying poem by Genevieve Johnson:
    Freedom
    Un-perfecting until calm
    Meandering around corners
    With patience
    Scoping the inner land
    without judgment
    landscapes under skin pulsing
    fault lines gaps wounds: all doors to new territories
    Being different as sacred
    Are we alright?
    the child within
    is
    an
    oak walking
    fractal self
    becoming Arbutus
    facing all winds

    Standing Figure Sculpture: Troy Moth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXF1oQ7cUJA&feature

    Napanee

    Ontario

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Brenda Vale
    Phone: 6132428532
    Email: Roblinwescr@gmail.com

    I will use social media to invite people from my community and surrounding areas (a 50 km circle) to post tributes of lost loved ones.
    I will post facts to promote the event and awareness.
    I will do a Facebook live or prerecorded video on August 31st to pay tribute to those recognized by loved ones.
    Next year I hope to have a physical gathering.

    Nelson

    BC

    Activity: IOAD event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Nelson BC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ANKORS
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Vigil held in Nelson to mark International Overdose Awareness Day.

    On Monday, ANKORS set up 175 empty pairs of shoes to symbolize the July deaths as well as a coffin built by ANKORS staff member Alex Sherstobitoff in the parking lot outside its office at 101 Baker St. A candlelight vigil was also later held at Cottonwood Park.

    New Westminster

    Activity: Overdose Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminter
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: New Westminster Overdose Community Action Team
    Contact: Courtney Pankratz
    Phone: 604-562-5102
    Email: courtney.pankratz@purposesociety.org

    New Westminster Overdose Memorial to commemorate the many lives that have been lost to the overdose crisis. Submissions of photos, art, and poetry have been assembled into a collage and will be on display at the Anvil Centre between August 31 and September 5.

    New Westminster

    Activity: Lighting Up City Hall
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 511 Royal Ave, New Westminster, BC V3L 1H9
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Courtney Pankratz
    Phone: 6045625102
    Email: courtney.pankratz@purposesociety.org

    The City of New Westminster will be lighting up City Hall in purple on August 30 – 31 to honour the many lives that have been lost to the overdose crisis.

    Niagara Falls

    Ontario

    Activity: Lighting Up Niagara Falls
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 pm
    Location: The Falls on Niagara Parkway
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Positive Living Niagara
    Contact: Claire
    Phone: 905-984-8684 ext 141
    Email: claurie@positivelivingniagara.com

    Due to COVID-19 there will be official public gathering, however The Falls will be lit up purple at 10:00pm on August 31st for a 15 minute period, in memory of those who have passed from an overdose. We invite friends and family to go down to the Falls to view the illumination, in socially distant groups.

    North Bay

    Ontario

    Activity: 4th Annual International Overdose Awareness Day *Virtual* Week of Events North Bay Ontario
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Sponsored by Community Counselling Centre of Nipissing, North Bay and Parry Sound District Health Unit, AIDS Committee of North Bay and Area, and hosted along with Nipissing First Nation, Ontario Addiction Treatment Centre, Nipissing Mental Health Housing and Support Services and Community Drug Strategy North Bay and Area
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: North Bay Area Drug Strategy Committee
    Contact: Katharine O’Connell
    Phone:
    Email: harmreductionpillarcdsnb@outlook.com

    4th Annual International Overdose Awareness Day *Virtual* Week of Events

    Monday August 31, 2020 @11-12pm–Online Opening Ceremonies

    Wednesday September 2, 2020 @2-2:30pm—Online Methamphetamine 101 Information Webinar

    Thursday September 3, 2020 @ 9-10:30am—Online Naloxone Training

    Friday September 4, 2020 at 10-11am—Live Facebook Feed of Memorial Flower Planting

    Other events include Free swag, snack bags and harm reduction supplies available, and overdose awareness garden memorial
    Register for events and get more details at www.myhealthunit.ca/overdoseawareness or email harmreductionpillarcdsnb@outlook.com

    Nova Scotia

    Windsor

    Activity: We Remember – March, vigil and education
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Water Street to Victoria Park, Windsor
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    A group of about 60 people- firefighters, paramedics and RCMP officers attended an international opioid overdose awareness day march and vigil.
    Amanda Hudson, the Nova Scotia take home naloxone program coordinator, was a guest speaker and provided the crowd with facts and figures about overdoses in the province.
    Naloxone training in Victoria Park

    Online/Digital

    BC

    Activity: Every Word Matters. Your Words Matter. Addiction Matters.
    Date: 06/07/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: On-line Event – open to everyone, everywhere
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Year
    Contact: Sandra Tully
    Phone: 250 320 1015
    Email: sltully99@gmail.com

    On-line Pledge Campaign to End Stigma – open to everyone, everywhere

    For individuals and families impacted by substance use, stigma is an ever-present reality that results in discrimination, reluctance to access treatments and supports and contributes to overdoses. We can end stigma just through our language.

    Words have power.

    Consider the language you use when talking about someone who uses substances and use person-first and recovery-oriented language instead. Together, we can end the harm caused by stigmatizing language.

    Join us in taking the pledge, then use the selfie cards to promote action and bring awareness.
    www.addictionmatters.ca

    Orangeville

    Ontario

    Activity: Annual Dufferin Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 27/08/2020
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Edelbrock Centre
    30 Centre St. Orangeville, ON
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Dufferin Overdose Awareness Committee
    Contact: kristy@familytransitionplace.ca
    Phone:
    Email:

    Free BBQ and health fair.
    Come out to learn about all the addiction services offered throughout Dufferin County.

    Orilla

    Ontario

    Activity: Ontario Provincial Police community safety video
    Date: 01/09/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: General Headquarters: 777 Memorial Ave. Orillia, Ontario L3V 7V3
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ontario Provincial Police
    Contact: Ontario Provincial Police
    Phone:
    Email:

    This year, the Ontario Provincial Police is marking International Overdose Awareness Day with a community safety educaiton video highlightoing the impact overdose is having on the community, reminding citizens of the legal protection the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act (GSDOA) and encouraging citizens to call 911 in the case of overdoses and emergencies.

    Ottawa

    Ontario

    Activity: IOAD2020
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: Human Rights Monument – Elgin Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Sandy Hill Community Health Centre
    Contact: Stefan Amyotte
    Phone: 613-325-7949
    Email: samyotte@sandyhillchc.on.ca

    National Overdose Awareness day is an eventheld every year to commemorate those who have passed due to addictions and those who suffer from addictions. It is an hour long ceremony with guest speakers discussing the challenges faced by those affected by addictions and a call out for broader support in terms of drug policy’s in our communities.

    Peterborough

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: City Hall 500 George St
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Brad’s Bears
    Contact: Lori
    Phone:
    Email: bradsbearsptbo@gmail.com

    On August 31st 2020 (International Overdose Awareness Day) we will be building a powerful display to showcase the severity of overdose in our community and raise awareness.

    We will be at City Hall at 9:00 am to set up the display. We encourage you to bring down items (pictures of your loved ones, items that belonged to them etc) to add to our display between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm. The more personal touches we can add the more impactful the display will be
    .
    We will be on site from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. We have International Overdose Awareness Day bracelets and pins to hand out as well as a wealth of resources and educational information to share. We look forward to seeing new faces and reconnecting with those we have met in the past. We are here to hear your story, come down and tell us about your loved ones and the impact overdose has had on your life. We are a safe place and EVERYONE is welcome. We believe everyone deserves an opportunity to be heard and every story matters. From 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm we invite local media and local government representatives to join us. (we ask they join us in the afternoon so the display will be fully set up with your personal touches)

    If you are unable to see us in person please join our online event
    https://www.facebook.com/events/290328125393066/

    We are pleased to say Peterborough Aids Resource Network (PARN) will be joining us and co-hosting this event. PARN brings with them the experience of fighting the opioid crisis on the front lines as well as deep understanding of harm reduction practices.

    COVID – 19 Protocol: Please keep in mind the social distancing rules. We will be outside so masks will not be mandatory, however we do encourage them. We will have some masks available for anyone unable to bring their own. We will be respectful of social distancing and kindly ask you to wait your turn to visit with us and/or place items at the display.

    Peterborough

    Ontario

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 01:08 pm
    Location: Silver Bean Millenium Park Peterborough Ontario
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Gail
    Phone:
    Email: littlegail@live.ca

    We are having speakers about harm reduction…speakers on recovery and will be showing a video of all of our loved ones that have passed and each family member will be asked to come up and speak about their loved one. We will also have naloxone training.

    Powell River

    BC

    Activity: Paint the town purple
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 6460 King Ave
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Darlana L Treloar
    Phone: 6044839059
    Email: darlana.treloar@gmail.com

    This year will be different..Because of Covid we are not gathering..I am creating a visual here in Powell River..Our City Hall will light up purple and will fly the flag at halfmast..im having a Purple IOAD flag made. we will ask businesses and residents to light up Purple for AUgust 31st..I will also be putting purple ribbons and faces on trees and poles on our busiest street as well as people displaying ribbons and faces at their own homes

    Quesnel

    B.C.

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: #3- 445 Anderson Dr.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Coalition of Substance Users of the North (CSUN)
    Contact: Charlene Burmeister
    Phone: (250) 255-5868
    Email: openingdoorstoharmreduction@gmail.com

    Hosting a public awareness campaign in community.

    Quesnel

    BC

    Activity: overdose awareness day memorial BBQ
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 2788Nazko Highway
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: WildWomen of the North Society
    Contact: Willow Giesinger
    Phone: 1(250)925-1060
    Email: wildwomenofthenorth@gmail.com

    we rent the park downtown and host a memorial BBQ to honour those who have lost their lives to overdose. last year we had traditional dancers and drumming and a local rap artist to entertain while service providers showcased their services and we did naloxone training. This year is the same event but we are also hosting a drug users meeting on the same day so people with lived experience can share their experiences. We have lost many people in our community due to lack of services or lack of continuity in services and feel that a large call out for feed back is important to feed into our advocacy efforts.

    Regina

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day prevention and remembrance
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 01:30 pm
    Location: Legislative Grounds (on lawn by Legislature)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Saskatchewan Health Authority, AIDS Program South Saskatchewan, All Nations Hope Network, Saskatchewan Union of Nurses, John Howard Society and more
    Contact: Ronni Nordal
    Phone: 309-522-3995
    Email: ronni@nordallaw.ca

    There seems to be no need to raise awareness that overdoses happen – as we are in the midst of an overdose crisis. There is a need to raise awareness that lives do not need to be lost to overdose and there is much that can be done to prevent overdose.

    Join us to remember and prevent.

    COVID-19 precautions will be in place – physical distancing and masks encouraged, hand sanitizer and wipes will be available.

    Greetings
    Speakers including those with lived experience
    Recognition of lives lost and of the hope that loss of more lives can be prevented
    Naloxone training and kits available
    Awareness tables
    Resource bags (non-perishable food and personal items) available

    Regina

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day prevention and remembrance
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Mamaweyatitan Centre (outside library)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Saskatchewan Health Authority, AIDS Program South Saskatchewan, All Nations Hope Network, Saskatchewan Union of Nurses, John Howard Society and more
    Contact: Jody Oakes
    Phone: 306-631-4168
    Email: joakes@sk.johnhoward.ca

    There seems to be no need to raise awareness that overdoses happen – as we are in the midst of an overdose crisis. There is a need to raise awareness that live do not need to be lost to overdose and there is much that can be done to prevent overdose.

    Join us to remember and to prevent.

    COVID-19 precautions will be in place – physical distancing and masks encouraged, hand sanitizer and wipes will be available.

    Greetings
    Speakers including those with lived experience
    Recognition of lives lost and of the hope that loss of more lives can be prevented
    Naloxone training and kits available
    Awareness tables
    Resource bags (non-perishable food and personal items) available

    Regina

    Saskatchewan

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Albert Street Memorial Bridge
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    hanging purple ribbons with the names of people who have died from overdoses on the Albert Street Memorial Bridge in Regina.

    Saint-Jérôme

    QC

    Activity: On t’attend dehors!
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 527 rue Saint-Georges, Saint-Jérôme QC J7Z 5B6
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Centre Sida Amitié
    Contact: Janie Ducharme
    Phone: 450-431-7432
    Email: coordo@csalaurentides.com

    Fête estivale extérieure sous la thématique de prévention des surdoses avec animation, musique, présentation du CSA, création collective, collations et breuvages, distribution de matériel stérile de consommation et de prévention ITSS, formation Naloxone et plus!

    Sarnia

    ON-Ontario

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day – Naloxone Training / Mural Painting
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 118 Victoria St. North
    Sarnia, ON
    N7T 5W9
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: BMC PHARMACY
    Contact: Marcel Laporte
    Phone: 5193379900
    Email: staff.bmcsarnia01@gmail.com

    – Naloxone Training
    – Overdose Education
    – Mural Painting in Honour of Loved Ones

    Saskatchewan

    Activity: Saskatchewan families gather for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email: 31/8/2020

    Saskatchewan families advocate for urgent solutions to overdose crisis.

    On Monday, families of Regina gather to mark International Overdose Awareness Day at the mâmawêyatitân centre and outside the legislative building.

    Sault Ste. Marie

    Ontario

    Activity: A Walk to Remember
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Starting at middle of boardwalk parking at Galaxy Cinema. Then walking down to 2nd block of Gore St. for food and refreshments.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Save Our Young Adults
    Contact: Connie Raynor-Elliot
    Phone:
    Email: soyasaves2009@gmail.com

    Taking place starting on the boadwalk @ 5pm we will have a cermony for those who wish to write something on a rock and release it into the St. Mary\s River. from there we will proceed down to Gore St. where we will have a bbq with refreshments, freiends and family. Pictures and posters most welcome.

    Sault Ste. Marie

    Ontario

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day March
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Clergue Park
    Bay St & East St, Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Addiction and Mental Health Advocates
    Contact: Donna DeSimon
    Phone:
    Email: soassmchapter1010@gmail.com

    Dozens of people congregated at Clergue Park Monday afternoon to remember lives lost to overdose.

    The memorial walk, organised by the relatively new peer support group Addiction and Mental Health Advocates, was held in concert with International Overdose Awareness Day events taking place throughout the world Monday.

    Stettler

    Alberta

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:30 am
    Location: 4720 50th Street Stettler
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Stettler & District Family & Community Support Services
    Contact: Andrea Lee
    Phone: 4037422337
    Email: andrea.lee@stettlercsc.ca

    We would like to host an Overdose Awareness Day the Stettler & District Family & Community Support Services office on August 31st, 2020. We are going to have information and education pamphlets. Onsite Naloxone training, Candle lighting, Survivors support group, and purple ribbons.

    Surrey

    British Columbia

    Activity: Reflection Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Holland Park
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Surrey Overdose Response Community Action Team
    Contact: Sukh Shergill
    Phone: 604 351 3282
    Email: sukh@dialoguesinaction.com

    The Kwantlen First Nation will lead us in a welcoming ceremony followed by drumming meant to support healing. The Salvation Army will provide packaged meals. Naloxone training will be provided. It will be time to connect in solidarity while being socially distanced.

    Sydney

    Nova Scotia

    Activity: Overdose Awareness and Remembrance Day 2020
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Wentworth Park, Sydney, Nova Scotia
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Ally Centre of Cape Breton
    Contact: Natasha Rowe
    Phone: 19025743342
    Email: natasha.rowe@bellaliant.com

    We will be marching from our centre at 150 Bentinck Street in Sydney, Nova Scotia, to Wentworth Park. We will have indigenous drummers leading our march. During our event we will have many first voice speakers, drumming and singing, and reading of names of people who have passed due to the overdose crisis. We will follow the reading of names with a moment of silence and smudging.

    Timiskaming

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Timiskaming
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Timiskaming Health Unit
    Contact: Kim Peters
    Phone:
    Email:

    Education and awareness (social media, print media, email blast, promoting the purple theme)
    Naloxone distribution and training
    Sharing professional development resources with community partners and workplaces related to stigma and overdose
    Municipal proclamations
    Encouraging people to share their stories of loved one lost to overdose
    Supporting and promoting related community partner events

    Toronto

    ON

    Activity: Weathered
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 am
    Location: Will take place online.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Twentytwenty Arts
    Contact: Megan Kee
    Phone: 6472876843
    Email: megan@twentytwentyarts.com

    Weathered is a digital photography exhibition & fundraising campaign raising awareness for overdose death.

    Weathered is asking families to produce memorialized photographs of shoes and mementos belonging to loved ones who have lost their lives to an overdose. Weathered sets out to raise awareness for overdose death and funds for Street Health’s Overdose Prevention Site.

    All photograph submissions will be accepted (June 1st – July 6th, 2020). We encourage everyone, regardless of skill level, to submit a memorialized photograph with a written description about their loved one.

    All photographs, stories, videos, and content will be shared on Overdose Awareness Day (August 31st, 2020).

    Additional details about the campaign can be found here: https://www.twentytwentyarts.com/weathered

    Toronto

    Activity: Candelight Vigil – CN Tower illuminates Purple for rememberance
    Date: 3/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: CN Tower, Toronto at Roundhouse Park south of the base of the CN Tower
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Flags of Hope Toronto
    Contact: Flags of Hope Toronto
    Phone:
    Email: flagsofhopetoronto@gmail.com

    CN Tower will be lit purple on August 31st and Mayor John Tory will present a proclamation for Overdose Awareness Day in Toronto

    Toronto

    Ontario

    Activity: As We Mourn: Our Community Heals with Art
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 03:30 pm
    Location: Allen Gardens
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The As We Mourn Collective
    Contact: Sara
    Phone:
    Email: thralliance@gmail.com

    A gathering that centres the power of art and solidarity as a path to healing, while highlighting and advocating for what will ensure our dignity and quality of life. Activities will include patch-making for our community quilt, a speaker’s corner and food.

    Toronto

    ON

    Activity: IOAD Flag Raising ~ Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 11am Flag Raising at Toronto City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W. Toronto ON8pm Candelight Vigil at Roundhouse Park, 255 Bremner Blvd, just south of the base of the CN Tower
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Moms Stop the Harm & Families for Addiction Recovery
    Contact: Irene Paterson. (MSTH) Angie. Hamilton. (FAR)
    Phone: 647-308-0773. 416-559-5308
    Email: flagsofhopetoronto@gmail.com

    Irene (Moms Stop the Harm) and Angie (Famillies for Addiction Recovery) invite you join this global movement for Understanding, Compassion, Awareness and Change
    Overdose Awareness Day, Aug. 31st
    EVENTS:
    • Mayor John Tory will proclaim Overdose Awareness Day in Toronto on Monday 8/31
    • 11am ~ The Mayor will raise the International Overdose Awareness Day Flag at Toronto City Hall.
    The podium flag deck is closed to the public. The Flag Raising can be viewed from Nathan Phillips Square.
    • 8pm ~ Toronto’s iconic CN TOWER will illuminate PURPLE at dusk on Aug. 31st for Overdose Awareness Day.
    A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL will be held at Roundhouse Park to honour our loved ones.

    Toronto

    Ontario

    Activity: Free Naloxone Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Trinity Bellwood’s Park, Toronto
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: FRAEM Foundation
    Contact: Jason Newman
    Phone: (519) 652-5558
    Email: info@administeremergencymedicines.com

    Free Naloxone training and moment of peace for those who lost their lives to the opioid crisis.

    Truro

    Nova Scotia

    Activity: Awareness Display “One Overdose Death is One Too Many”
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Farmer’s Market on Prince Street, Truro, N.S.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Northern Healthy Connections Society
    Contact: Alana Weatherbee
    Phone: 902-895-0931
    Email: support@nhcsociety.ca

    Display Table providing awareness material about the mandate of the organization, awareness of the intention behind a harm reduction approach, information regarding priority populations vulnerable to mental health/addictions and injection drug use such as the LGBTQ community, people in conflict with the law, individuals who are homeless, etc.
    Naloxone Program promoted and training and kits provided.

    Vancouver

    BC

    Activity: #EndOverdose Candlelight Memorial Service
    Date: 27/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 1835 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC
    V5L 1T3, Canada
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Dignity Memorial Funeral Providers
    Contact: Nicole Webb
    Phone: 604-536-6522
    Email: loc3745@dignitymemorial.com

    Virtual candlelight memorial service in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Vancouver

    BC

    Activity: IOAD Rally
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Main and Hastings streets
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Coalition of Peers Dismantling the Drug War
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    In honour of Overdose Awareness Day, a rally is taking place near Vancouver’s Main and Hastings streets

    VANCOUVER

    BC

    Activity: Too Many Lost Soles- Somebody’s Someone
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 am
    Location: 1. West Pedestrian Walk way of the Burrard Street Bridge
    2. Digital billboard on Pender and Abbott
    3. Telus Science World, BC Place and Vancouver City Hall
    4. Live Stream Vigilon August 31- 7PM MSTH public facebook
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Moms Stop the Harm
    Contact: DEB BAILEY
    Phone: 6049700416
    Email: dhbailey@telus.net

    1. West Pedestrian Walk way of the Burrard Street Bridge- To represent the number of people we in BC have lost in BC in the months of May, June and July, we will be attaching shoes to the walkway, along with tags where people can dedicate the shoes in memory of someone if they choose. Shoes go up on August 30 in the early am and will be taken down Sept 1. All shoes will be donated to various sites in the DTES.
    2. Digital billboard on Pender and Abbott- ulready up and running, there is a digital billboard featuring the faces of loved ones lost to overdose. The billboard will run until Sept 7, 2020
    3. So far Telus Science World, BC Place and Vancouver City Hall will light up in purple lights on the evening of August 31, 2020
    4.. A memorial vigil will be livestreamed on Mom’s Stop the Harm public Face book site. Bonnie Henry will be one of the spekader

    Vancouver

    Activity: Naloxone training in French
    Date: 26/08/2020
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: 312 Main
    312 main st (entrance on Cordova)
    Vancouver
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: La Boussole – Centre Communautaire Francophone
    Contact: Maxime
    Phone:
    Email: laboussole@lbv.ca

    Training on OD response and naloxone administration in French
    Limited number of participants.

    Vancouver

    Bc

    Activity: Crab park barbecue
    Date: 22/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Crab park Vancouver bc
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Brooke
    Phone: 6049618765
    Email: Killerpink@hotmail.ca

    Volleyball, badminton, bingo, barbecue, potluck? Hot dogs hamburgers, chips, popsychology, juice, water and hopefully a small fire on the beachfront if the fire department approves it

    Vancouver

    BC

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Webinar
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Akash Sidhu
    Phone: 6042907542
    Email: akash.sidhu@phsa.ca

    Dear Project Partners,

    The Provincial Perinatal Substance Use Project is proud to present a webinar in honour of Overdose Awareness day. This webinar will be hosted by Dr. Annabel Mead, Director of the St. Paul’s Hospital Goldcorp Addiction Medicine Fellowship with the BC Centre on Substance Use.

    On August 31st at 12:00pm we invite you to join us to remember the lives lost and learn how best to move forward. Register here: https://mediasite.phsa.ca/Mediasite/Play/dcaae6baa1ac4667ac19c55f73e8ffd01d

    You will learn:
    • How COVID19 has impacted our communities and the overdose health care emergency at large.
    • About the communities and populations who have experienced the greatest losses.
    • What we as carers and professionals can do to reverse the growing number of cases and overdose deaths.

    Who should attend:
    • Service providers (including physicians, clinicians) who work with people who may be impacted by substance use and those from difficult realties.

    A link to the recording will be available following the session live session.

    Presenters:

    Dr. Annabel Mead, MBBS, is Director of the St. Paul’s Hospital Goldcorp Addiction Medicine Fellowship with the BC Centre on Substance Use. Her primary research interests and expertise include trauma-informed care, prevention and early intervention in substance-using populations, and safe and effective clinical management of opioid addiction and/or chronic pain in urban health settings and among vulnerable populations. Over the span of her medical career, Dr. Mead has developed clinical expertise in addiction medicine, complex pain management, concurrent psychiatric disorders, and women’s health, with a consistent focus on integrating teaching activities that foster excellence in clinical practice, leadership, research, and advocacy within the next generation of healthcare professionals. She has been involved in the design and implementation of medical education curricula in a range of practice settings and topic areas, including clinical management of sexual assault, safe opioid agonist prescribing, psychosocial interventions for substance misuse, and complex pain conditions.

    Dr. Charissa Patricelli is the Medical Director of the Families in Recovery (FIR) Combined Care Unit at BC Women’s Hospital. She is a family physician specialized in addiction medicine and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Practice at UBC. Originally from Northern Canada, her first career was in nursing, neonatology and pediatrics taking her to the southern US and outpost nursing stations throughout BC. Since earning her MD from UBC, she has worked in general practice, with street youth in Vancouver, in perinatal consult services at BC Women’s Hospital, the Addiction Medicine Consult Service at Royal Columbian Hospital, the Maxxine Wright Community Health Centre for women and children affected by substance use or violence, and opioid replacement clinics. She has also served as the physician lead for the Community Birth Program in Surrey, a collaborative maternity care program with midwives, physicians, doulas and nursing.

    Panelists:

    Hawkfeather Peterson, Advocate; Person with Lived Experience

    Dr. Carolyn Marchand, BCCSU Addiction Medicine Fellow

    Dr. Tosh Mizzau, BCCSU Addiction Medicine Fellow

    Vancouver

    Activity: Burrard Bridge IOAD Commemoration
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: David Carrigg
    Phone:
    Email:

    Volunteers used purple ribbons to tie hundreds of pairs of shoes to the railing of the Burrard Bridge on Sunday morning, in preparation for International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Each pair had a small note attached to them, highlighting the thousands of British Columbians who have died from overdose since a public health emergency was declared in 2016.

    Vancouver

    British Columbia

    Activity: Memorial Mural – International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Carnegie Community Centre
    401 Main Street, at the corner of Hastings Street, in the old Carnegie Public Library building in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, British Columbia
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Overdose Prevention Society
    Contact: Sarah Blyth
    Phone:
    Email: blyth2008@gmail.com

    A memorial mural was unveiled Monday in front of the Carnegie Community Centre, to enable families and friends of people who have passed away from an overdose to have a public way to show grief and honour their loved ones.

    The mural has been designed by local artist Smokey D, and also features a blank space for anyone to write the names of their own loved ones.

    Vancouver

    BC

    Activity: IOAD Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Drums will be playing during a memorial to remember overdose victims in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Aug. 31, 2020. People will take part in a memorial event in Vancouver to commemorate their beloved ones who died from drug overdose on the International Overdose Awareness Day, which is a global event held on August 31 each year that aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related death.

    Victoria

    British Columbia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 01/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: South Island Community Overdose Response Network
    Contact: Jennifer Howard
    Phone: 250-889-5926
    Email: ioadyyj@gmail.com

    Due to Covid 19 restrictions we will be unable to host our public event. However, our committee is committed to recognizing this important day and we have the following activities planned:
    *August 31st – Facebook Live Candlelight Vigil “Words and Music of Remembrance”
    *In the month leading up to August 31st – social media/on line petition calling for “Decriminalization”
    *signage leading into the city acknowledging IOAD
    *Display table set up at our main hospital with educational/resource information
    *Moms Stop The Harm – “Tie A Purple Ribbon” Campaign promotion via social media

    Victoria

    BC

    Activity: Legislature Building lights up purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 501 Belleville St
    Victoria BC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    On Monday night, in recognition of Overdose Awareness Day, the B.C. legislature building will be lit with purple lights. There will also be an online vigil to remember those who have lost their lives to the overdose crisis.

    Waterloo

    Ontario

    Activity: WRIDS virtual IOAD panel and discussion
    Date: 02/09/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Luke Schulz
    Phone:
    Email:

    WRIDS virtual panel

    White Rock

    British Columbia

    Activity: IOAD Motorcade White Rock/South Surrey
    Date: 19/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Matthew Huot
    Phone:
    Email: mhuot@sourcesbc.ca

    A motorcade hosted by WRSS Community Action Team, the city of White Rock, and White Rock First Responders.

    The group will meet and proceed from the White Rock Centennial Arena parking lot to City Hally.

    (Covid /social distancing protocol)

    White Rock

    British Columbia

    Activity: IOAD Flag Raising Ceremony
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Matthew Huot
    Phone:
    Email: mhuot@sourcesbc.ca

    Hosted by the WRSS Community Action Team. We will be raising a purple flag at White Rock City Hall to honor everyone impacted by the overdose crisis. We all also have a display of crosses to honor those who have lost their life as a result of overdose.

    (Covid /social distancing protocol)

    White Rock

    British Columbia

    Activity: IOAD purple lighting of the White Rock pier
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Matthew Huot
    Phone:
    Email: mhuot@sourcesbc.ca

    Hosted by WRSS Community Action Team in coordination with the City of White Rock. At sundown on August 31st we will have the lights at the White Rock Pier changed to purple to honor everyone impacted by the overdose crisis.

    We will also have a booth set up beside the pier handing out harm reduction information and materials.

    Whitehorse

    Yukon

    Activity: Naloxone Trainig
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 405 Ogilvie st
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Blood Ties Four Directions Centre
    Contact: Elizabeth Plishka
    Phone: 3063716250
    Email: education@bloodties.ca

    We will be hosting naloxone training throughout the entire week.
    Monday – Blood Ties
    Tuesday – during Drug User Group
    Wednesday – TBD
    Thursday – Fireweed Market
    Friday – Whitehorse Emergency Shelter

    Williams Lake

    British Columbia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Information Session
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: Outside the Salvation Army
    272 Borland Street
    Williams Lake, BC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cariboo Action Team
    Contact: Lyn
    Phone: 250-3052-5009
    Email:

    The Williams Lake Boys & Girls Club, TNG, Interior Health and the Salvation Army are hosting a community information session for Overdose Awareness. Naloxone training and demonstrations (including nasal Naloxone) and information about harm reduction, including Take Home Drug Testing strips and the new Lifeguard app will be available. Naloxone kits available.
    Please practice social distancing.

    Costa Rica

    Distrito 1er

    Santa Cruz

    Activity: 1st AIDS in OD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: Guanacaste
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: LPSD COSTA RICA
    Contact: Alfredo Catania
    Phone: 506 85249236
    Email: alfredocatania@yahoo.it

    Generalities about 1 st AIDS in OD and secure use of drugs

    Cote D'Ivoire

    Abidjan

    Abidjan

    Activity: Célébration de la journée internationale sur les overdoses
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:10 am
    Location: Cocody Vallons, Résidence Valérie, Bat B, RDC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: UNICO
    Contact: 00 225 58313495
    Phone:
    Email: unico.siege@gmail.com

    Round table with press

    Cyprus

    Nicosia

    None

    Activity: Organisation
    Date: 01/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 35 Iosif Hadjiosif and Andreas Avraamides
    1st Floor, 2028 Strovolos
    Nicosia
    CYPRUS
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cyprus National Authority Against Addictions (NAAC)
    Contact: Byron Jack Gaist
    Phone: +3572244976
    Email: b.gaist@cytanet.com.cy

    NAAC will run a media campaign which includes a harm reduction theme throughout August 2020, culminating in online dissemination (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, NAAC Website) of the IOAD materials in Greek, on August 31st.

    Denmark

    Copenhagen

    Activity: #stopOD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Danish Parliament government building Christiansborg Slotsplads (15.00-17.00)Drug User Organisation Lygten 11, 1. floor 2400 Copenhagen.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Antidote Denmark
    Contact: Michael Lodberg Olsen
    Phone: +45 2585 2485
    Email: mlo@antidote.dk

    DEMONSTRATION IN FRONT OF THE DANISH PARLIAMENT AT CHRISTIANSBORG CASTLE SQUARE
    Demonstration of solutions that can reduce overdose mortality: Fixerum (SIF)) and Take Home Naloxone.

    YOU CAN STOP OVERDOSE DEATH.
    Education and free Antidote

    Organizer:
    DrugUser Organization: Brugerforeningen and Brugernes akademi.
    Gadejuristen (Street lawyers) and Antidote Danmark (Take Home Naloxone NGO).

    France

    Forbach

    Mosell

    Activity: En finir avec l’Overdose !
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Place Robert Schumann 57600 Forbach
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CSAPA & CAARUD “Les Wads” – CMSEA
    Contact: Lionel DIENY
    Phone: 0688413436
    Email: lionel.dieny@cmsea.asso.fr

    Venez échanger avec nous pour :
    – comprendre l’overdose et l’éviter
    – récupérer un kit de Naloxone

    Metz

    Activity: L’Overdose au féminin !
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: 26 rue du Wad Billy 57000 Metz
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CSAPA & CAARUD “Les Wads” – CMSEA
    Contact: Lionel DIENY
    Phone: 0688413436
    Email: lionel.dieny@cmsea.asso.fr

    Une après midi entre femmes pour en finir avec l’Overdose !

    Paris

    Activity: project manager
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Association Federation Addiction
    Contact: Juliette Dupuis
    Phone:
    Email:

    Federation Addiction organise a webinar on opioid overdose prevention, during the International Overdose Prevention Day.

    Opioids are the leading cause of death by overdose in France, and their uses concern a large number of people, sometimes suffering from chronic diseases and presenting vulnerabilities to an opioid overdose.
    In this context, it is necessary to strengthen access to Naloxone for users at risk of opioid overdose, whether they are dependent or in pain. But also inform and train those around them and the health professionals concerned.

    An opioid receptor antagonist, Naloxone is an effective, safe and relatively easy-to-use health product for the prevention and treatment of potentially fatal opioid overdoses. This effectiveness is increased when it is combined with clear information and, at best, first aid training for users, their entourage and professionals : the public who are on the front line during an overdose.

    Federation Addiction is engaged in an inter-associative dynamic with a lot of other associations and partners, to develop the tools and training programs necessary to make the best use of these RDR tools and communication tools.

    The objective of the webinar is to present the various works produced by the inter-associative group but also to answer various questions on opioid overdoses and naloxone such as:

    what is an opioid?
    what is an opioid overdose?
    what are the risk factors?
    what is naloxone
    where to find the naloxone kits? how to get it?
    what risk reduction advice

    Germany

    Berlin

    Activity: Artwork
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: #mybrainmychoice Initiative
    Contact: Philine
    Phone:
    Email: philine@mybrainmychoice.de

    We will do an artwork with chalk in a public and highly frequented public place in Berlin to raise awareness for harm reduction stategies to prevent overdose. Bypassers will get flyers and a link to a page on our website with further information. Photos of the artwork and the weblink will be shared on our social media channels. This event will be embedded into our current national campaign that demands from the drug commissioner to engage an independet comission of drug policy experts (change.org/neue-drogenpolitik).

    Greece

    Athens

    Attica

    Activity: Saving life Is a virtue
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Ionis hotel
    Homeless shelter in Athens
    ΤΕΛΟΤΕΛ ΕΠΕ – ΞΕΝΟΔΟΧΕΙΟ ΙΟΝΙΣ
    Χαλκοκονδύλη 41, Αθήνα 104 32
    21 0523 2311
    https://goo.gl/maps/bjx7VuvNnjnhWQ6J8
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: PeerNUPS
    Contact: Christos Anastasiou
    Phone: +30 6995287655
    Email: peernups@gmail.com

    Small gathering in the shelter with trainings About Naloxone. for the stuff and the homeless
    Flyers About overdose , Black balloons,and discuss with other stakeholders

    Athens

    Attika

    Activity: Documentary screening | Painkiller: Inside the Opioid Crisis
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Soultani 11, Athens (venue’s name: ‘Giousouroum’)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: STEPS NON PROFIT
    Contact: Emmanouela Soldatou
    Phone:
    Email: soldatou@steps.org.gr

    Painkiller: Inside the Opioid Crisis will be for the first time screened with Greek subtitles. After the screening, an open discussion will be held with the interested parties.

    Guam

    Barrigada

    Activity: IOAD Social Media Campaign
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Facebook and Instagram
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Guam National Guard
    Contact: Rachel Perez
    Phone: 671-344-1281
    Email: rachel.perez@dystech.com

    The Guam National Guard supports International Overdose Awareness Day in helping our community to #EndOverdose by spreading this message to its members and families. We will share IOAD factsheet posters on our social media and provide IOAD history and mission as well as the website link for more information. Its our first year participating and we look forward to building our activities annually! Time to remember. Time to act.

    India

    Imphal

    Manipur

    Activity: Observation of International OD Awareness
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Kangabam Leikai, Near Hotel Beigho, Imphal, Manipur
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SOCIAL AWARENESS SERVICE ORGANIZATION
    Contact: RK. Tiken
    Phone: +91 9856365915
    Email: saso.imp@gmail.com

    Observation Program and remembering those lost lives due to Overdose. We will educate the peer, stakeholders and general public on how to response Overdose in an effective manner.

    Pune

    Maharashtra

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Campaign
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Janhvi Foundation OST Center
    Nanekar Chawal Bharatnagar
    Pimpri Pune 411017
    (Due to COVID 19 event may conduct online )
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Janhvi Foundation
    Contact: Dr Vikram Gaikwad
    Phone: +918999322855
    Email: janhvifoundation@gmail.com

    Following Activity will be conduct
    1)Introduction and Basic of Opioids
    2) What is overdose
    3) Preventing overdose
    4)Overdose Management
    5)Naloxone
    6)Recovery Counselling
    7) Summery and conclusion

    Indonesia

    Denpasar

    Bali

    Activity: “Bincang Napza – BinaZa” dengan tema Overdosis
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Virtual Meeting Zoom
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Yayasan Kesehatan Bali
    Contact: Doni Fauzan
    Phone: +6289520937717
    Email: arsip.yakeba@gmail.com

    Online Discussion on Drugs with the theme of overdose. Inviting speakers from the National Narcotics Agency of Bali Province and the Hospital for Methadone Therapy Program, Bali Sanglah Hospital. Educate overdose problems that can occur in active narcotic users and methadone users. This activity will be followed by the general public, the addict community and the methadone therapy community.

    Ireland

    Bray

    Wicklow

    Activity: information workshops/newspaper article
    Date: 27/08/2020
    Time: 10:30 am
    Location: 4 B Dublin Road
    Bray
    Co.Wicklow
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Bray Community Addiction Team
    Contact: Susan Sargent – Team Leader
    Phone: 01/2745630
    Email: info@bcat.ie

    information workshops for Service Users. We are also working with another agency in the town, DAISH, to make a video interview of a local Doctor who works in the HSE Clinic here. This will then be put on our website and social media platforms for anyone to access. There will be a piece going into the Bray People local newspaper about the day itself and some useful links to services and information. We are requesting a spot on the local radio, East Coast FM on the 31st to highlight the day and useful links also but have had no confirmation of this as yet.

    Dublin

    Activity: organisation
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Unit 1& 2 Neilstown Shopping Centre
    Clondalkin
    Dublin 22
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Neart le Chéile SUDS ( service users developing solidairty)
    Contact: Neart LE Chéile
    Phone: 01 4573515 /0872939487
    Email:

    Number of events as follows
    1. Produce and broadcast a podcast The podcast for the IODA 2020 campaign will be an interview by SUDS members with Dr Denis O’Driscoll, which is scheduled to take place on 11th of August. The podcast will be available on the host platform and will be shared via social media and other websites such as Drugs.ie. on the platform from 31st August 20
    2 Light up building
    SUDS plan to display purple lighting on the community building as part of the IODA campaign, and purple candles to be displayed in the projects. This lighting will be visible on IODA Day and will be photographed by SUDS for the purpose of distributing the pictures on social media.
    3. Merchandise – Plan to purchase keyring torches with IODA printed on them to provide to service users, families, and members of the community. The torch is in keeping with the ‘lighting’ theme and is a symbol of light and hope. Enquiries are being made re cost of purple ribbons from IODA.net.
    4. Social media – publicity of the event and podcast is the key to the 2020 campaign given the Covid19 restrictions. It is hoped that via social media, the IODA message will reach more people in Clondalkin and wider communities. The event will be registered with IODA.net. and will be shared on Drugs.ie, Twitter and any local Facebook pages.

    Dublin

    Activity: Media launch of new HSE resources
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: HSE
    Contact: Nicki Killeen
    Phone:
    Email: nicki.killeen@hse.ie

    Minister with responsibility for the National Drug Strategy, Frank Feighan TD will launch new HSE emerging trend and overdose resources aimed at different at risk cohorts. Resources will include information about the changing benzodiazepine market in Ireland.

    Dublin

    Dublin

    Activity: Overdose Awareness/Naloxone Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Various locations
    – Trainings: Dublin 1, Dublin 10, Dublin 7
    – Naloxone Awareness survey – services around Ireland
    – Distribution materials: online (social media and email) and hardcopies to be sent to services around Ireland.
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: UISCE
    Contact: Maria Otero Vazquez
    Phone: 0833926412
    Email: maria@myuisce.org

    UISCE Activities for IOAD 2020
    – Naloxone training for PWUD, staff and family support workers in various services in Dublin (12/08,19/08 and 31/08)
    – Naloxone awareness survey for PWUD – online and in person versions available.
    – Overdose Response during COVID + Harm Reduction POSTER – Updated poster to be published and distributed

    Dublin

    Activity: Naloxone Training
    Date: 19/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Dublin 1, Ireland
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SAOL Project
    Contact: SAOL
    Phone: 018553391
    Email:

    Over 30 service users and staff within SAOL will come together and UISCE will deliver Naloxone training

    Dublin

    Dublin

    Activity: Naloxone training and networking event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Organisation name – Job Plan, c/o Ballyfermot Chapelizod Partnership, 4 Drumfinn Park, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10.Venue for training- Ballyfermot Civic Centre, 407 Ballyfermot Rd, Drumfinn, Dublin 10, D10 W449
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Jobplan – Ballyfermot Chapelizod Partnership
    Contact: Wayne Martin
    Phone: 087 792 1515
    Email: wmartin@bcpartnership.ie

    Naloxone training and networking event

    Virtual

    Activity: HSE & Department of Health Virtual Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: HSE and Department of Health
    Contact: Nicki Killeen
    Phone:
    Email: nicki.killeen@hse.ie

    The HSE and Department of Health will commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day 2020 with an online event.

    Special guest: Frank Feighan T.D., Minister of State for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy.
    In line with COVID-19 guidelines, this year’s event will be held online. This virtual event will encompass the theme ‘Time to remember, time to act. This is more important than ever’

    New awareness posters will be launched by the Minister as well as presentations from:

    Dr Denis O’Driscoll, The Naloxone Demonstration Project
    Dr Eamon Keenan, HSE National Clinical Lead Addiction Services
    Clare Austick, Vice President for Welfare, The Union of Students in Ireland

    Wicklow

    Bray

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Workshops
    Date: 25/08/2020
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: 97 Main street, Bray Co Wicklow
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Daish Project T.S.A.S
    Contact: Christy
    Phone: 00353879019351
    Email: daishproject.manager@outlook.com

    Awareness Workshops on Overdose, signs and symptoms, C.P.R and basic life saving skills
    Demonstration on Naloxone administration and accessibility

    Wicklow

    Bray

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Workshops
    Date: 27/08/2020
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: BCAT , Please contact Susan Sargant on 01-2765692
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Bray Community Addiction Team
    Contact: Susan Sargant
    Phone: 01-2764692
    Email: ssargant@bcat.ie

    Overdose awareness work shops
    Naloxone demonstrations
    Basic lifesaving skills
    CPR

    Italy

    ALESSANDRIA

    Activity: Giornata mondiale di prevenzione contro le overdosi
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Drop In
    Alessandria – Via Santa Caterina 36-
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drop In
    Contact: Marta Sofia
    Phone:
    Email: dropinalessandria@gmail.com

    Morning:
    Comparison and peers support
    Coordinated by Isola di Arran (an old italian association of PUDH)

    Afternoon:
    Wall painting with boys and girls attend the Drop In and video time lapse of the activity

    Firenze

    Toscana

    Activity: Outsiders Harm Reduction Streetworkers
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CAT social cooperative
    Contact: valentina menzella
    Phone:
    Email:

    Website

    Florence

    Activity: Webinar for the International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Webinar on line
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Forum Droghe
    Contact: Leonardo Fiorentini
    Phone:
    Email: direttore@fuoriluogo.it

    31 Agosto 2020
    International overdose awareness day

    Forum Droghe – ITARDD – ITANPUD – la Società della Ragione

    Mai senza naloxone!
    Anche in Italia una legge del Buon Samaritano

    In Italia tutti possiamo salvare una persona dall’overdose da oppiacei.
    Il naloxone è un farmaco da banco, tutti possiamo acquistarlo, averlo in tasca e somministrarlo in caso di necessità.
    I servizi di RdD lo distribuiscono gratuitamente alle persone che usano sostanze.
    La legge penale tutela chi interviene per salvare una vita, e anzi sanziona l’omissione di soccorso.
    Però.
    Però accade troppo spesso che chi interviene si ritrovi fermato, interrogato, coinvolto in controlli che lo mettono a rischio.

    Rilanciamo confronto, proposta e iniziativa per una legge del Buon Samaritano.
    Per tutelare chi soccorre, favorire pratiche solidali, salvare vite.

    Genova

    Italy

    Activity: IOAD day 2020 in Genova
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Piazza Giambattista Raggi (uscita tunnel stazione Brignole, lato Borgo Incrociati)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Unità di strada Genova
    Contact: Giulio Derchi
    Phone: 3420220403
    Email: udsgenova@afetaquilone.org

    For the International Overdose Awareness day 2020, we will be on the street to provide informations about how to properly manage an overdose, drug counselling and other harm reduction services, such as free naloxone distribution.

    Per la giornata internazionale della consapevolezza sull’overdose saremo in strada col nostro camper (dietro la stazione Brignole, uscita tunnel lato Borgo Incrociati) per contribuire a diffondere informazioni affidabili sul tema dell’overdose e distribuire gratuitamente il Naloxone (che resta ovviamente disponibile anche tutti gli altri giorni dell’anno). Dalle 15:00 alle 17:00.

    Reggio Emilia

    Italia

    Activity: La giornata di consapevolezza sulle overdose ai tempi del Covid-19
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Servizio Dipendenze Patologiche REGGIO EMILIA, via Amendola, 2 e Servizio SerDP a bassa soglia di accesso/DROP-IN/SEI Coop. La Quercia, via Bocconi 2/4, DSM-DP AUSL RE
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: servizio a bassa soglia di accesso serDP/drop-in coop La Quercia, SerDP-AUSL REGGIO EMILIA
    Contact: Luana Oddi
    Phone: +39 0522335059; +39 0522335573
    Email: luana.oddi@ausl.re.it

    Decorazioni dei DPI cOi loghi della giornata internazionale di consapevolezza sulle overdose;
    Comunicato stampa su SIto ausl
    Esposizione naloxone ed offerta a tutti i pazienti
    Disponibilità a fornire informazioni su trattamento overdose a cittadini, pazienti e famigliari

    Reggio Emilia

    Emilia Romagna

    Activity: Manteniamo l’allerta sulle overdose nell’epoca COVID
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Servizio Dipendenza Patologiche, vai Amendola, 2 (RE); Ambulatorio SerDP a Bassa Soglia e drop-in/SEI di via Bocconi 2/4 (RE) DSM-DP dell’AUSL di Reggio Emilia
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Servizio Dip. Patologiche, ambulatorio SerDP a bassa soglia di accesso con drop-in/SEI della coop. La Quercia
    Contact: dr.ssa Luana Oddi
    Phone: + 39 0522335573; + 39 0522335059
    Email: luana.oddi@ausl.re.it

    Decorazione:
    – l’esposizione del farmaco salvavita naloxone negli ambulatori;
    – decorazione dei Dispositivi Individuali di Protezione (mascherine e camici) con loghi specifici della giornata;
    – counselling su overdose e sul’uso di naloxone a famigliari, pazienti e cittadini;
    – comunicato stampa della nostra AUSL.

    Torino

    Activity: OverSisters
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Chemical Sisters
    Contact: Valentina Mancuso
    Phone: 3493678930
    Email: narcofeminist99@gmail.com

    We will organize a training day linked to the prevention and awareness of the overdose phenomenon, with particular attention to the female gender. We would produce informative material, photos and small experiential videos on the overdose theme

    Venice

    Activity: International Overdose Day in Venice
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:30 am
    Location: Serd Mestre – Public traetment service
    via Calabria in Mestre
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Dipartimento Dipendenze ASL3 Serenissima
    Contact: Alessandro Pani
    Phone: +390412608250
    Email:

    Information about overdose, counselling and Naloxone distribution;

    Kenya

    Nairobi

    Kenya

    Activity: Overdose: The Pandemic within a Pandemic
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Nairobi, Kenya
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Kenay AIDS NGOs Consortium ( KANCO)
    Contact: Wachira Charity
    Phone: +254 722203344
    Email: infodesk@kanco.org

    Free Webinar to Mark the International Overdose Awareness Day

    Liberia

    Brewerville

    Montserrado

    Activity: STOP THE STIGMA, LET’S PREVENT OVERDOSE
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 10:45 am
    Location: Sam Gibson Road, Red Hill Field Community
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: YouthAid-Liberia (YAL)-Partners4Humanity
    Contact: Swaliho M. Fofana
    Phone: 0777117764
    Email: swal459yal@gmail.com

    “STOP THE STIGMA, LET’S PREVENT OVERDOSE” is a Campaign organized by YAL-Partners4Humanity in commemoration of the 2020 International Overdose Awareness Day In Liberia. The Campaign will be implemented in ghettos for at-risk youth in Montserrado County.

    Mauritius

    PortLouis

    Mauritius

    Activity: Awareness and training on overdose
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Loges de Mangalkhan Flireal Mauritius
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: AILES MAURITUUS
    Contact: Brigitte Sohun Michel
    Phone: 23057552950
    Email: Ailessmangalkhan2009@gmail.com

    Training and awareness of overdose management
    Press communique
    Live expressions of families having lost relatives to overdose
    Social medias awareness

    Quatre Bornes

    Activity: Online Awareness Campaign
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: SSR Avenue
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CUT Collectif Urgence Toxida
    Contact: Gaelle Bernard
    Phone: +230 5974 1290
    Email: g.bernard@cut.mu

    For the first time in Mauritius, two organizations, CUT (Collectif Urgence Toxida) and AILES (Aides, Infos, Liberté, Espoir, Solidarité) will mark the international overdose awareness day.
    From Saturday August 29, an awareness campaign offering 3 videos will be broadcast on the social networks of CUT. A testimonial video from people directly affected by overdose, an awareness video with a simulation and a video with the activists who will pay tribute to the people who have died of overdose.
    On Monday August 31 a workshop will take place at AILES, an overdose awareness day and training on risk reduction and first aid which will be provided for the attention of relevant NGOs and key populations.
    At the beginning of September, a position paper will also be sent to the various ministries and the Prime Minister’s office to sensitize leaders to this problematic.

    Mexico

    Mexicali

    Baja California

    Activity: Día de Concientización de la Sobredosis
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: “Centro comunitario Verter”
    Mariano Azueta 230-3, Col. Primera Sección
    Mexicali, Baja California.
    México
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Verter
    Contact: Said Slim
    Phone: 5540553025
    Email: sslim@verter.org.mx

    Actividad dirigida a la comunidad de personas que se inyectan drogas en donde se realizará un mural, se proyectarán videos, se desarrollarán entrenamientos y talleres para prevenir sobredosis, habrá un conversatorio entre la comunidad, haremos una vigilia por las personas que han perdido la vida y daremos una cena a las personas que asistan.

    Tijuana

    Baja California

    Activity: Taller de prevención de sobredosis
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Calle Baja California #7580, Colonia Zona norte.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Prevencasa A.C.
    Contact: Alfonso Chávez
    Phone: 6645963171
    Email: alfonso@prevencasa.org

    Taller dirigido a la comunidad de personas que se inyectan drogas, también pueden participar amigos de consumidores, familiares y profesionales de la salud.

    Temas:
    Prevención y atención de sobredosis.
    Técnicas de inyección segura.

    Montenegro

    Podgorica

    Montenegro

    Activity: Promotin IOAD in Montenegro
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: Bulevar Revolucije
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: NGO Juventas
    Contact: Marija Mijović
    Phone: +38269160093
    Email: marija.mijovic.89@gmail.com

    In the light of the recent develompents during COVID-19 pandemic, Juventas focused this years campaign on promoting IOAD trough social media. Information, posters, memes and last years documentary video were shared on all social media, to raise awareness on this huge problem in Montenegro.

    Myanmar

    Myitkyin, Mogaung, Hopin

    Kachin

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day- 2020
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:10 am
    Location: We will do 3 Awareness events in our three project sites targeted to local stakeholders, family members and people who used drugs.1) Myitkyina township => Key Population service centre of MdM – F2) Moguang township => Outreach areas (villages) of project site -F3) Hopin township => Local Administration office and shooting galleries in project area
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Medecins du Monde-France (MdM-F)
    Contact: NU NU LWIN
    Phone:
    Email: advocacy.myanmar@medecinsdumonde.net

    Awareness Session regarding overdose prevention, management and referral process when overdose case happens to local stakeholders.

    Health Education Sessions for people who used drug related with overdose prevention and management.

    Netherlands

    Amsterdam

    Activity: AFEW International
    Date: 26/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: AFEW International
    Contact: Olga
    Phone:
    Email:

    On our website we launched a series of stories about overdose in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. They will be published before 31 of August. On the 31 of August we will publish an article about harm reduction in the EECA region with comments from dutch experts in harm reduction.

    Nigeria

    Abuja

    Federa Capital Territory

    Activity: PREVENTION OF OVERDOSE AND IS RELATED DEATH
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Jeremiah Oseni Junction, Gwagwalada Area Council- Abuja
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: YouthRISE Nigeria
    Contact: Ogunrombi Adeolu
    Phone: +234 (0) 8060467478
    Email: nigeria@youthrise.org

    Increase Knowledge of drug users on how to prevent overdose and her related death.

    Norway

    Oslo

    Activity: Overdosemarkering Oslo 2020
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:08 pm
    Location: Litteraturhuset, Oslo
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Forbundet Mot Rusgift
    Contact: Knut T. Reinås
    Phone: 97595548
    Email: kreinas@online.no

    Meeting with three speakers:
    Thomas Clausen, SERAF: Overdoses, situations and development in Norway and elsewhere.
    Karin Merethe Waleur from naltreksonprosjektet at Akershus University Hospital: How can long lasting naltrexone prevent overdoses?
    Espen Freng, Directorate of Health: The governments strategy against overdoses, and local overdose development during the corona epidemic.
    http://fmr.no/overdosemarkering-2020.6326392-7702.html

    Portugal

    Porto and Lisbon

    Activity: Para quê ser normal quando podes ser tu?
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: We’re developing activities on the territories of selling and consumption of ilicit drugs with our peers particularly those Who Inject, but not only them. For this reason we do not share the exact location of the encounter
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CASO – PORTUGAL
    Contact: Rui Coimbra
    Phone: +351926369016
    Email: casoportugal@gmail.com

    August 31, 2020 – International Awareness Day for Overdose deaths overdose

    This international day was established with the main objectives of:
    – Claiming a change in international drug policies to reduce the burden of overdose deaths.
    – To remember those who lost their lives in this “war on drugs”, which is nothing more than a war against people who use drugs to their families and friends and to all of society.
    – Recognize the “chronic” pain of the friends and family of those who lost their lives in this war.
    – Recognize the persistence of stigma associated with the use of illicit “drugs” and deaths from overdose, identify what allows stigma to persist and create active strategies and measures to combat and eliminate it, in line with resolution 6/11 of the Commission of Narcotic Drugs (CND) of the United Nations (UN): “Promotion of non-stigmatizing attitudes to guarantee the availability, access and implementation of social, health and care services for people who use drugs”( https://www.unodc.org/documents/commissions/CND/CND_Sessions/CND_61/CND_res2018/CND_Resolution_61_11.pdf)
    In 2019, 874 events of all kinds were promoted in 39 countries.
    CASO (Associated Consumers Survive Organized) association, like in previous years, joins this International movement, coordinated by the Penington Institute, an Australian non-profit organization that promotes empathetic understanding, compassionate solidarity and the necessary changes, so that people who use drugs, their families and friends can see their humanity recognized and put an end to the stigma and premature and unnecessary deaths.
    Thus, with the support of the European Network of People Who Use Drugs (EuroNPUD), with supporters and partners and with the community of People Who Use Drugs, CASO will be involved in actions in Porto and Lisbon.
    In Porto, the actions will take place on Sunday 30th and Monday 31st of August in a place where there is a lot of injected consumption and will be as follows:
    – Morning meeting for a symbolic cleaning of the space.
    – Community lunch.
    – Training of trainers in the identification of signs of opiate overdose and protocol of action, including the administration of Naloxone.
    – Assembly of caregivers.
    – Collection of personal testimonies.
    In Lisbon, the actions result from a partnership between the Drug Consumption Mobile Unit Program (a partnership between GAT and Medecins du Monde) and CASO.
    CASO supported and facilitated the planning together with a Group of Peer Workers that the Program is developing, and they will be implementing the following actions on the 31st, 1st and 2nd:
    On the 31st:
    – Territory cleaning
    – Community lunch.
    – Training of trainers on polydrug use, overdose, opioid overdose and Naloxone administration and action protocol.
    – Assembly of caregivers
    – Construction of a graffiti.
    The training and assembly of caregivers will be repeated on the 1st and 2nd of September in the territories in which the consumption program intervenes.
    (The complete list of all IOAD 2020 events happening this year can be seen at the following link: https://www.overdoseday.com/activities-2020/)
    In Portugal, although we have a national syringe exchange program since 1993, only last year Naloxone was made available for outreach harm reduction teams. Despite we have a law that foresees a safe consumption spaces since 2001, but only in last year the first one was opened in Lisbon, with other spaces promised, while in Porto the debate has been going on for some years, but spaces for safe consumption you cannot see them.
    These are worrying signs of the persistence of stigma and are symptoms of a clear inoperability of the model as it stands. This situation has been signalled by several stakeholders in the sector and recently Dr. João Goulão, coordinator of SICAD also calls for the Ministry of Health to make decisions that allow the evolution and development of a model that has already been, more than it is now, an international reference.
    With sars-cov2 affecting the whole world and winter approaching, we fear that the “time” of politicians’ decisions will not arrive in time to prevent unnecessary death and suffering among the community of People Using Drugs, their families and friends.
    Thus, we would like with these actions to remember that:
    – There should be more spaces for safe consumption that would reduce the stigma, deaths, and suffering of those who consume in circumstances of greater vulnerability.
    – The strategy for Naloxone to be at the right time, in the right place must be clearer so that we can prevent deaths from opioid overdose. CASO and the Peers of people who use illicit “drugs”, are available, as they have always been, to contribute to a clearer strategy and to the training of trainers in the identification of signs of opiate overdose and the protocol of action for ending unnecessary death and suffering.
    – Considering that we speak of marginalized and excluded groups, classified as “hard and very hard to reach”, but that for us are the people with whom we meet every day and, therefore, “easy or very easy to reach”, we recall the availability of Peers of People who use illicit “Drugs” to facilitate or be the bridge between these people and the responses and services of the State and Civil Society to which they are entitled like any other human being.

    replacement therapy should not be a prison
    – treatment is not only abstinence
    – consumption is not just a disease but a complex human phenomenon
    – service beneficiaries are not yet involved in political or clinical decisions as they should
    So, despite being a model that at the time was innovative and inspiring, now we need to be able to fully apply it and try to respond to the new challenges we face, namely:
    – drug checking services
    – specialized services for women and non-conforming gender persons
    – responses to new needs arising from different contexts of use
    In summary, we think, in line with the Global Commission on Drug Policy, that the next logical step will be the regulation of the drug market with the meaningful involvement of servicer users and people who use drugs.

    Puerto Rico

    Arecibo

    PR

    Activity: Time to Remember/Time to Act: Overdose Awareness Puerto Rico
    Date: 25/08/2020
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: Street 653 Km. 0.8. Las Dunas Arecibo, P.R
    P.O. Box 4010. Arecibo, P.R. 00614
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: University of Puerto Rico -Arecibo, Department of Counseling and Psychological Services
    Contact: ELBA GUZMAN
    Phone: 7878150000 x.3653
    Email: elba.guzman1@upr.edu

    Various activities from August 25 to 31: Virtual activity: Presentation of educational videos, Virtual Vigil “Turn your screen purple” Conference: “The Effects of Alcohol in the Young Adult” and Presentation of the Documentary: “Opioids in Puerto Rico: A Chronic Health Problem”

    Serbia

    Beograd

    Activity: Udruženje Izlazak
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Beograd
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Aleksandar Zugic
    Phone:
    Email: info@izlazak.org

    We will mark the day then. We will have a press release and we will put up posters with the message on that day in 10 city busses.

    Slovenia

    Ljubljana

    Slovenia

    Activity: taking part at protests against our right-wing goverment
    Date: 07/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: City Center of Ljubljana
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: društvo AREAL (part of hub KOOPERATIVA ROG)
    Contact: Janko Belin
    Phone: 070133804
    Email: belinjanko@gmail.com

    This year, we will repeat the campaign from Support Don’t Punish, which we carried out a month ago. We will join the protests with banners and T-shirts designed by EuroNPUD. The AREAL Association is part of a civic initiative that is not happy with our nationalist right-wing government. From March 2020, we go to the streets and in front of the parliament every Tuesday and Friday to protest. We have an open microphone in front of the monument to France Prešeren (our national poet). Our movement has 6 groups – we joined the social affairs group (we could also go to the medical affairs group, but we wouldn’t get the word out there because they deal too much with Covid-19).
    No Passaran!
    To have a better idea – about 5,000-7,000 of us gather. Depending on the action, we are also on bikes from time to time to make it easier to avoid the Police.

    Ljubljana

    Slovenia , EU

    Activity: education, training, counseling, monitoring, publishing, informing, raising awareness, proposing expert opinions or standpoints, offering expert advice and similar
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 am
    Location: Print Media , Radio, Television ( education, training, counseling, monitoring, publishing, informing, raising awareness, proposing expert opinions or standpoints, offering expert advice and similar )
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ICANNA- International Research Institute for Cannabinoids
    Contact: Dusan Nolimal
    Phone: 00 386 31 605 529
    Email: Dusan.Nolimal@institute-icanna.com

    ICANNA Institute achieves its goals through the implementation of research, development, analysis, education, training, counseling, monitoring, publishing, informing, raising awareness, proposing expert opinions or standpoints, offering expert advice and similar. Too many people have died from drug overdoses during last years. We will publish several articles to raise more awareness on gaps to be bridged in implementing of national drug strategy. The articles show significant gaps between the abitious strategic goals and policy actions adopted by the government and the reality perceived by different NGOs and our institute. The following is the summary of the articles and the ICANNA’s data and standpoint: Innovation harm reduction interventions such as naloxone distribution programs and drug consumption rooms are not available in Slovenia. Also, “good Good Samaritan law” is not available and there is no legal protection to people who give reasonable assistance to those who need drug related help. The poorly designed drug policy the state has also fueled overdose crises. For example, by focusing repressive drug policies on low level offenders and people who use drugs the state has also aggravated harms to public health. EU and the national governments must acknowledge the negative consequences of the repressive law enforcement approaches to drug policies and there should be more support for overdose prevention efforts by EU and national governments. The proposed New EU Drugs Agenda 2021-2025 and related EU Action Plan on Drugs continues to ignore some evidence: The most effective means to prevent deaths by overdose are still lacking across the EU.

    South Africa

    Durban

    KwaZulu-Natal

    Activity: Durban Overdose Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Bellhaven Memorial Centre
    217 First Ave.
    Durban, South Africa
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Advance Access & Delivery
    Contact: Michael Wilson
    Phone: +27743895340
    Email: michaelw@aadglobal.org

    An evening vigil will be held to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day and to provide an opportunity for the community to remember those who have died from a drug overdose.

    Durban

    Activity: Overdose awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Belhaven Memorial Center
    217 First Avenue
    Greyville
    Durban
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: TBHIV Care
    Contact: Lucky Ndlovu
    Phone: 0835339398
    Email: Lucky@tbhivcare.org

    Overdose education
    Interactive session- Recovery position role play
    Overdose Pamphlets

    Johannesburg

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness day hosted by the Deputy Minister of Social Development Ms Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Life Esidimeni
    Life Recovery Centre: Witpoort
    185 Lemmer road
    Brakpan
    1540
    South Africa
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Department of Social Development
    Contact: Makhosazana Mavuso
    Phone: +27727329381
    Email: MakhosazanaMa@dsd.gov.za

    To engage with service users at the facility and to also conduct assessment of COVID-19 protocols compliance.

    Polokwane

    Limpopo

    Activity: Social media question and answers session on IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 am
    Location: SANCA Limpopo Alcohol and Drug Centre social media platforms
    Website: www.sancalimpopo.co.za
    Facebook: SANCA Limpopo non-governmental organization
    Linkedin: SANCA LIMPOPO ALCOHOL AND DRUG CENTRE
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SANCA Limpopo Alcohol and Drug Centre
    Contact: Hezekiel Boloka
    Phone: 0768944850
    Email: hezekiel@sancalimpopo.co.za

    Sanca will conduct a question and answer video session

    Spain

    Barcelona

    Please Select (only U.S. / Can / Aus)

    Activity: The impact of the war on drugs in families
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Agora Juan Andrés Benítez. Calle Aurora
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CATNPUD
    Contact: Aura Roig
    Phone: 697755499
    Email: metzineres@metzineres.org

    Gathering of families, neighbors, and people who use drugs with tapas to remember the people who died because overdose. There will be a march to celebrate their lives that will end with a premier of the documentary about the impact of the war on drugs in families. There will be also a conversation with the main characters and the director.

    Sweden

    Stockholm

    Stockholm

    Activity: International Overdose Awarness Day Sweden 2020
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Livdjursgatan 5A 12162 Johanneshov Sweden
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Brukaranhörigas Riksorganisation BARO (National Organization for Relatives to Drug Users (NORD)
    Contact: Christine Sander
    Phone: +46708835328
    Email: christine@brukaranhoriga.se

    We will partly have activity on social media. Partly together with Brukarföreningen Stockholm (The Stockholm Drug Users Union) who will make a film on how to get, give Naloxone and recognize an overdose something that relatives in Sweden are looking for.

    Switzerland

    Bern

    Bern

    Activity: Overdose Response Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Holderstrasse 22
    3011 Bern
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CONTACT Anlaufstelle Bern
    Contact: Sabrina Dürrmüller
    Phone:
    Email: sabrina.duerrmueller@contactmail.ch

    Um Folgeschäden von Überdosierungen weiter minimieren zu können, bietet CONTACT Anlaufstelle Bern für ihre Klient*innen am International Overdose Awareness Day folgendes an:
    – Erste Hilfe – Kurs bei Überdosierungen (in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Rettungsdienst Spital Emmental)
    – Informationen zu Überdosierungen, Erste Hilfe, Wirkung von Substanzen und Substanztrends
    – Getränke
    Nur für registrierte Klient*innen von CONTACT Anlaufstelle Bern
    Masken stehen zur Verfügung.

    To further minimize consequential damages of overdoses, CONTACT Anlaufstelle Bern offers the following for its participants on International Overdose Awareness Day:
    – overdose response training (in collaboration with EMS Emmental)
    – information about overdose prevention, first aid, effects of substances and substance trends
    – Beverages
    For registered participants only
    Masks are provided.

    Tanzania

    Tanga

    Tanga region

    Activity: Self Care For All
    Date: 27/08/2020
    Time: 08:04 am
    Location: Tkfm.
    Gift of hope foundation ,head office.
    Maua street
    Tanga city
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Gift of hope foundation
    Contact: Saidi John Bandawe
    Phone: +255766841815
    Email: giftofh@gmail.com

    Health care and overdose treatment to community peers

    Uganda

    Kampala

    Central

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 24/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 am
    Location: Kampala Uganda
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Students For Sensible Drug Policy – Uganda
    Contact: Nyanda Julius
    Phone: +256 787458975
    Email: students@ssdp.org

    1. Media visibility; Radio talk show, Tc shows, twitter live chat, Webinar
    2. Workshop with key note speakers
    3. Overdose awareness run
    4. Street march with placards and banners

    United Kingdom

    England

    Bristol

    Activity: Contribution to video project
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Digital
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Bristol Drugs Project
    Contact: Sophia Darweish
    Phone:
    Email: info@bdp.org.uk

    Contributing to a video project that is running instead of the ‘flash mob’ performance in 2019. The video will be a drama piece of different movements set to music then broadcast live on the 31st. The main project is being organised by Small Performance Adventures.

    Halifax

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day social media campaign
    Date: 28/09/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: St Johns House, 2 St John’s Ln, Halifax HX1 2JD, United Kingdom
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Calderdale Recovery Steps
    Contact: Esi Stanley
    Phone:
    Email:

    Naloxone education campaign on social media in the lead up to International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Plymouth

    Activity: Digital Pop Up Performances
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 01:13 pm
    Location: Theatre Royal Plymouth
    Royal Parade
    Plymouth
    Devon
    UK
    PL1 2TR
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Our Space, Theatre Royal Plymouth
    Contact: Sara Rhodes
    Phone: 07732499859
    Email: sara.rhodes@theatreroyal.com

    Our Space, a creative programme that works with adults with multiple and complex needs run by the Theatre Royal Plymouth is working in partnership with a range of recovery arts organisations across the UK to create a series of performances that due to the Covid-19 pandemic will not be performed live, but be simultaneously shared online on August 31st 2020 at 13.13pm (BST) (UTC+1) https://www.facebook.com/ODALiveUK/
    These video performances created by artists and participants in recovery are ritual acts of remembrance and respect which also aim to raise awareness and reduce stigma.
    The organisations participating are: small performance adventures, We are Not Saints, Edit Sweet, Bristol Drugs Project and Outside Edge Theatre Company

    St Helens

    England

    Activity: Mammoth Online Recovery Share
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 01:30 pm
    Location: Online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Change, Grow Live (CGL-St Helens)
    Contact: Amanda Taft
    Phone: 07425424188
    Email: amanda.taft@cgl.org.uk

    Mammoth Online Recovery Share via Zoom.
    We are inviting various recovery communities to attend an online meeting sharing their recovery experiences, strength and hope. We have a live singer performing as well as our Naloxone Peer Educators giving a talk on Naloxone.

    Scotland

    Country wide

    Activity: Company Wide Overdose and Nalxone awareness
    Date: 25/08/2020
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Zoom
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Turning Point Scotland
    Contact: Patricia Tracey
    Phone: 07909156438
    Email: patriciatracey@turningpointscotland.com

    We are a diverse social care organisation woking accross many social care groups. We are taking over our company wide zoom to raise awareness of overdose and everyone’s responsibility to prevent drug reacted deaths. We will also be promoting naloxone awareness in sectors that don’t work with people who sue illicit drugs. We will also be having everyone across the meeting displaying #stopthedeaths logo and we will be promoting photos of this on social media.

    Fraserburgh

    Aberdeenshire

    Activity: Overdose Awareness day and Remembrance
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Aberdeenshire Housing Support Service
    63 Moray Road
    Fraserburgh
    AB43 9QX
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Turning Point Scotland
    Contact: Sheila McAlinden
    Phone: 01346512056
    Email: sheilamcalinden@turningpointscotland.com

    Naloxone training
    Raising awareness of drug related deaths and prevention
    Remembering people we have lost through drug related deaths

    Glasgow

    Activity: Naloxone
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Glasgow City Centre 123 West Street
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Claire Gallagher
    Phone: 0141 420 6969
    Email: clairegallagher@turningpointscotland.com

    Glasgow Drug Crisis Service are carrying out Naloxone awareness both in house and on our Mobile Injecting Equipment Provision Van. Both service users and staff will take time also to remember those that have lost their lives through addiction.

    Glasgow

    Lanarkshire

    Activity: Naloxone training and refresher
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Criminal Justice Tenancy Sustainment Service
    on Microsoft Teams
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Turning Point Scotland
    Contact: Stephen Harkins
    Phone: 0141 4064411
    Email: GCJTSS@turningpointscotland.com

    Virtual naloxone training and refresher training delivered by 2 Peers Support Practitioners to the Glasgow CJTSS team.

    Glasgow

    Activity: Naloxone training and overdose awareness group.
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:30 am
    Location: Glasgow Residential Stabilisation Service
    840 Garscube Rd,
    Glasgow
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Turningpoint Scotland
    Contact: Lyn Foy
    Phone: 0141 948 0092
    Email:

    We are hosting a training session about naloxone and we will be giving out supplies on the day.
    We will have a group work session about over dose awareness and peer naloxone provision.
    As an organisation we will be having a minutes silence at 12md to remember those we have lost.

    glasgow

    Activity: remember those we have loved and lost
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: sandra
    Phone: 01413316200
    Email: sandramutter@turningpointscotland.com

    activities throughout the day, lives we have lost

    Glasgow

    Activity: UK Recovery Month
    Date: 01/09/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: FAVOR UK
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email: info@facesandvoicesofrecoveryuk.org

    By joining and supporting FAVOR UK, recovering people, their families, friends and work colleagues, can stand up and speak out in order to educate the public and influence policy makers.

    By speaking out together, we support and give hope to individuals who are still struggling with addiction and to those who have found the power of long-term recovery.
    Become a member and help more people find recovery by spreading the message that prevention works, treatment is effective, and recovery from addiction is a lived reality in millions of people’s lives.

    Recovery Saves Lives.

    Perth

    Activity: Naloxone training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 3 Grosvenor House
    Shore Road
    Perth
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Turning Point Scotland
    Contact: Jodie Gordon
    Phone: 01738 637268
    Email: jodiegordon@turningpointscotland.com

    naloxone training will be provided by Support Practitioners to anyone who feels that they would benefit from carrying a Naloxone kit. Raising awareness & education where we can.

    Renfrewshire

    Activity: Naloxone Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:30 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Turning Point Scotland Turnaround
    Contact: Malcolm Weir
    Phone: 01505810800
    Email:

    We will be facilitating a Naloxone training for all staff and individuals accessing the service.
    In the afternoon we will be facilitating a creative writing group for individuals

    Steventson

    Ayrshire

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: The Grange Business Centre
    Glebe St, Stevenston KA20 3EJ, United Kingdom
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Turning Point Scotland’s North Ayrshire Prevention, Early intervention And Recovery (P.E.A.R.) Service
    Contact: Jennifer Lang
    Phone: 01294 447407
    Email: northayrshireinfo@turningpointscotland.com

    Turning Point Scotland’s North Ayrshire Prevention, Early Intervention and Recovery (PEAR) service drop-in event, including:

    Flowers cast into the river to commemorate those in the community who have passed away from a drug overdose.

    Naloxone kits and advice for visitors and participants.

    A table with information for family and friends who have lost a loved one or have concerns about a loved one, along with information for individuals struggling with their own drug or alcohol use and seeking support.

    Wales

    Bangor

    Activity: IOAD Bangor
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Pickering Square
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    For this year’s International Overdose Awareness Day, hundreds of people — including local and state advocates, people who know someone who is going through recovery and people who are going through recovery themselves — got together for a vigil and candle light march.

    They marched from Pickering Square to Second Street’s Together Place Peer Recovery Center.

    United States of America

    Alabama

    Bajadero

    Alabama

    Activity: Time to Remember/Time to Act: Overdose Awareness Week PR
    Date: 25/08/2020
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: Street 653 Km. 0.8, Las Dunas Arecibo, P.R.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: University of Puerto Rico – Arecibo
    Contact: ELBA J GUZMAN
    Phone:
    Email:

    Virtual activity: Presentation of educational videos, Virtual Vigil: “Turn your Screen Purple”, Conference: “The Effects of Alcohol in the Young Adult” and Presentation of the Documentary: “Opioids in Puerto Rico: A Chronic Health Problem”.

    Birmingham

    Alabama

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Keynote Speaker Event and Flag Display
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Keynote Speaker Event: Zoom and Facebook live
    Flag Display: UAB Ryals Public Health Building, 1665 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35233
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Jefferson County Department of Health
    Contact: Kimmy Chieh
    Phone: 2059301321
    Email: naloxonetraining@jcdh.org

    Please join JCDH on Facebook Live to observe International Overdose Awareness Day with a Lecture and Q&A with David Sheff and a virtual naloxone training.
    A purple flag display was placed in front of the UAB School of Public Health to remember those who have passed away from an overdose in Jefferson County in 2019, and all those who continue to struggle with the risk of overdose. Pictures will be posted on the JCDH social media.

    Dothan

    Alabama

    Activity: 2nd Annual IOAD Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Poplar Head Park- Downtown Dothan
    126 Museum Ave
    Dothan AL 36303
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SpectraCare Health Systems, INC
    Contact: Marlene Lassiter
    Phone: 800-951-HELP
    Email: MARLENEL@SPECTRACARE.ORG

    Beginning at 2 p.m.
    Visit the park to honor those gone too soon because of a drug overdose .
    Place a photo of your loved one on the remembrance tree.
    Gather to share memories with your friends and family. Offer support to others.
    Take the time needed to reflect or pray in the park.
    Play an instrument.
    Candlelight Vigil begins at 7pm. Candles will be provided.

    Georgia

    Alabama

    Activity: Realty4Recovery
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:05 pm
    Location: Century 21 Results Realty , Cumming Ga…
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Realty4Recovery
    Contact: 678-793-1303
    Phone:
    Email: Jenniferhodgerealtor@gmail.com

    This year we will have close to 1000 beautiful teacups … each one belongs to a special person in heaven. On the teacups are the name, dob, dod and doc. Girls sit upon lace doilies and boys on leather. These teacups sit together on a beautiful “Purple” tablecloth and they speak loudly without saying a word.
    Together with the teacups will be 11 banners from the “Moms walk across America” which will showcase 1200 beautiful faces that
    Will show what 1 week in America is losing…
    I will be posting on facebook shortly more info to have a teacup made for your special someone….
    Looking to do a short display on Thursday the 29th 6:00-9:00 then Sunday the 29th from 12-5

    McDermott

    Alabama

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Event location TBD Portsmouth, OH 45662
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Deborah Jones
    Phone: 7404038042
    Email: jones.1555@osu.edu

    We are raising awareness to Scioto County’s overdose death rate which rose to #1 in the state of OHIO: 67.3 overdose deaths for every 100,000 residents. Scioto is a southern Ohio county of 80,000 located on the Ohio River. Portsmouth is the county seat. This event will be a recovery attestation activity for individuals who are in active treatment. It will also serve as a living memorial for individuals who have lost loved ones as a result of an overdose. This event will feature President Trumps campaign message www.crisisnextdoor.gov.

    New Jersey

    Activity: Responding to an Opioid Overdose at Home
    Date: 14/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Online Event
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: New Jersey Harm Reduction Coalition & Families for Sensible Drug Policy
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Join us for a naloxone training & discussion about what non-judgemental support and radical love from families can look like.

    On Friday 14 August at 5pm, New Jersey Harm Reduction Coalition co-directors Jenna Mellor & Caitlin O’Neil will be joined on by Carol Katz-Beyer of Families for Sensible Drug Policy for a family overdose reversal training, followed by a discussion on harm reduction approaches to a caring for a loved one who uses drugs.

    – We will discuss non-coercive aftercare, advocating for your loved one’s right to health & dignity, and engaging in radical love
    – Participants can contact NJHRC after the training to request a naloxone kit and fentanyl test strip kit to be mailed to them via the NJHRC request line 1-877-4NARCAN

    To tune in at 5pm on Friday 14 August, follow NJHRC on Facebook at facebook.com/njharmreduction, or message us for the link!

    Reno

    Alabama

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day – Naloxone Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Virtual
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Meredith
    Phone: 775.830.0920
    Email: marketing@nnhopes.org

    August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day, a global event that aims to raise awareness that overdose death is preventable and to reduce the stigma associated with drug-related death.
    Join us on August 31 on Facebook Live for a virtual naloxone training and discussion on the current state of the Opioid epidemic locally. naloxone, commonly known as Narcan, is a life-saving overdose reversal medication.
    The training and discussion will be hosted by HOPES Behavioral Health Provider/MAT Program Coordinator, Danica Pierce, LCSW, CADC-Intern, and Change Point Nurse, Brendan Dalton.

    Roseville

    Alabama

    Activity: IOAD Self Care Kit Giveaway
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: 396A Station Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Granite Wellness Centers
    Phone:
    Email:

    Drive through self-care kit giveaway

    Salisbury

    Alabama

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Virtual Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Virtual
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Jessica Taylor
    Phone:
    Email:

    The Wicomico County Health Department hosted a virtual event over YouTube to observe International Overdose Awareness Day.

    The video featured members of the community who have struggled with addiction sharing stories, introduced Health Department officials and local organisations who provide services for people experiencing drug dependence. Resources were also provided.

    Wadley

    Alabama

    Activity: Alabama Recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:08 pm
    Location: Midway Community Life Center 14093 Hwy. 431 Wedowee, Al. 36278
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Help Alabama Recover / Al. Drug Epidemic Awareness Walk Across America
    Contact: Angie Cheshire
    Phone: 256 -395-0150
    Email: angie36276@gmail.com

    Visiting Recovery Center will provide handouts.
    Our organization will provide handouts, food, and a candle light vigil.
    Banners will be on display.

    Winona Lake

    Alabama

    Activity: Winona Lake IOAD Cardboard Boat Regatta
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Liz Shepherd
    Phone:
    Email:

    Winona Lake IOAD Cardboard Boat Regatta

    Arizona

    Nogales

    Arizona

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Santa Cruz County, AZ
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Santa Cruz County Drug Free Community Coalition & SOSA Consortium
    Contact: Eva Zuniga
    Phone: 520-619-9941
    Email: ezuniga@circlesofpeace.us

    8am-9am: Radio interview on Maxima 99.1 with substance abuse treatment and recovery professionals.

    12pm-2pm: Screening and discussion of “Beautiful Boy” on Circles of Peace Facebook page.

    3pm-4pm: Harm reduction virtual training on Santa Cruz County Drug Free Community Coalition Facebook page.

    4:30pm-5pm: Drive-thru take back event. Naloxone, pill timer caps, lock bags, and deterra distribution (Mastick Way)

    5pm-6pm: Proclamation, testimonies, speeches, balloon releasing , and call to action. (Mastick Way and streamed live on We Love Nogales Facebook page).

    Arkansas

    Little Rock

    Arkansas

    Activity: Arkansas Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Arkansas State Capitol
    500 Woodlane St.
    Little Rock, AR 72205
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Unity Health
    Contact: Shannon Mulkern or Vena Schexnayder
    Phone: 501-291-0814
    Email: aroverdoseawarenessday@gmail.com

    Arkansas Overdose Awareness Day, Drive-Thru Resource Fair will include several treatment, healthcare and peer support providers to increase awareness for those suffering from substance use, celebrate those in recovery and remember those we have lost. Primary Sponsors include: Unity Health Behavioral Health, Palmetto Addiction Recovery Center, The Bridgeway Hospital, Bradford Health Services and Serenity Park. 14+ Additional Health and Wellness providers will have resources and staff available for info on services!
    Everyone is welcome to attend. Social Distancing Capitol Steps Photo will take place at 6:30pm!

    Little Rock

    Arkansas

    Activity: Lincolnton Memorial Gathering
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Wayne Howard
    Phone:
    Email:

    Gathering to remember victims fallen to overdose as well as a radio broadcast with a mother of a survivor

    California

    Daly City

    California

    Activity: 4th Annual Overdose Awareness Night
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Mussel Rock Park
    Westline & Skyline Drive
    Daly City CA 94015
    (The old transfer station area, “the dumps”
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Jennifer SISSON
    Phone: 6505150891
    Email: jenn75955@yahoo.com

    Keeping Covid in mind, we are being mindful of CDC guidelines at this outdoor event. Started locally in 2017 by Bonnie McNamara (co-host) after the loss of her son, Bobby Gonzaba, we will continue in memory of Bobby and all those lost to overdose. Masks Required Please. Speakers, Literature and a candlelight vigil at Sunset. Please feel free to bring a photo of your loved one in remembrance.

    Enicinitas

    California

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Community Mandala
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Green Belt, Village Park Encinitas
    Corner of Glen Arbor and Park Dale Lane
    Look for the Purple Signs, enter Village Park Way, or Willowspring from Encinitas Blvd.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The North County Justice Allies
    Contact: Lisa Nava
    Phone: 760 213-1267
    Email: ncjusticeallies@yahoo.com

    Join us in person, COVID style, masks and socially distanced or join us virtually by creating your own nature mandala at home and posting to #iaodncja

    The Addiction Awareness Initiative
    The opioid epidemic, fueled by the war on drugs And an influx of synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, carfentonil has affected every community in the United States with staggering death tolls from overdose.
    Although the epicenter of this epidemic is in the heart of the mid west, it’s devastating toll has reached the West Coast in a wave and there is no end in sight with complications from COVID 19.
    Compassion, Education and Harm reduction, such as Narcan or Naloxone is proven to save lives and lead to recovery for those suffering from Substance Abuse Disorder and helps to end the stigma and is shown to increase positive outcomes.
    The North County Justice Allies invite you to light a candle, learn and work to bring harm reduction to our community and remember those we have lost.

    To submit the name of a loved one to be remembered, please visit our website
    #ioad #ncja #endstigma #caringfor people #endoverdose #harmreduction #canyouseeus
    www.ncjusticeallies.org

    Eureka

    California

    Activity: Online Campaign – Instagram and FB
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 1522 3rd St, Eureka, CA 95501
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction
    Contact: Lasara
    Phone: 707-298-9198
    Email: hachr707@gmail.com

    We will share a graphic and a statement on our social media.

    Laguna Niguel

    California

    Activity: Walking for Alex-Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Walk
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Laguna Niguel Regiona Park 28241 La Paz Rd, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
    We will all meet at Shelter 10 and begin our 1.8 mile walk around Sulphur Creek Reservoir Loop
    There is a $5 fee to park inside of the park or plenty of parking on the street or lot next door.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Alexander Neville Foundation
    Contact: Melissa M.
    Phone: 480-619-0910
    Email: msbadousek@gmail.com

    Please wear Red (Alex’s favorite color) if possible. Purple ribbons and bracelets for Overdose Awareness will be given to wear when you arrive. We will begin walking promptly at 10:30 am. This is an easy trail walk so all ages are welcome. Please adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear a mask. There is a $5 fee to park inside of the park or plenty of parking on the street or lot next door.
    We will all meet at Shelter 10 and begin our 1.8 mile walk around Sulphur Creek Reservoir Loop

    Los Angeles

    California

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: ZOOM ID: 661 234 3619
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Volunteers of America
    Contact: 323-797-0188
    Phone: https://www.voaww.org/
    Email: jescamilla@voala.org

    We will be hosting a virtual event. We have an educational presentation, and will have a survivor of overdose, and a parent of an overdose victim. We will be focused on the age group under 24 years old.

    Los Angeles

    California

    Activity: Naloxone as a Technology of Solidarity: The History of Opioid Overdose Prevention
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: ONLINE EVENT ———LIVE ON HHCLA.ORG & HHCLA’S Facebook
    WITH Q & A

    AUGUST 31ST
    6PM- 7PM PDT
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: HOMELESS HEALTH CARE LOS ANGELES
    Contact: Heather Edney
    Phone: 2137391936
    Email: hedney@hhcla.org

    HOMELESS HEALTH CARE LOS ANGELES PRESENTS:
    Naloxone as a Technology of Solidarity: The History of Opioid Overdose Prevention
    with Author Nancy Campbell and Harm Reduction Activist Heather Edney

    LIVE ON HHCLA.ORG & HHCLA’S Facebook
    WITH Q & A

    AUGUST 31ST
    6PM- 7PM PDT

    FIRST 100 REGISTRANTS RECEIVE A FREE NALOXONE KIT

    Los Angeles

    California

    Activity: Virtual Memorial
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Paso Por Paso, Inc.,, A New Path LA, & John Whitaker CATCii (Johnny) is inviting you to celebrate the lives of those who passed due to overdose.Topic: Int’l Overdose Awareness Virtual Memorial 2020
    Time: Aug 30, 2020 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) (The Room Will Be Open @ 3:30-3:45 pm for mingling)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89031760755?
    pwd=MFNGNit5TXkyVERWZldwM3JiNFBzdz09

    If you are already a Zoom User just enter in the Meeting ID # and PassCode

    Meeting ID: 890 3176 0755
    Passcode: IODA2020
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Paso Por Paso and A New PATH, LA
    Contact: John Whitaker CATCii
    Phone: 213-400-6542
    Email: overdoseawareness0831@gmail.com

    A Virtual ZOOM meeting with Naloxone Training and then a Memorial naming and sharing of all those whose lives were cut short due to overdose

    Los Angeles

    California

    Activity: Los Angeles City Hall lights up purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Los Angeles City Hall
    200 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Los Angeles
    Contact: LA City Council
    Phone:
    Email:

    Los Angeles City Hall will be lit purple for International Overdose Awareness Day 2020

    San Clemente

    California

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Night of Remembrance
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Virtual
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Community Outreach Alliance
    Contact: Jodia Barber
    Phone:
    Email: communityoutreachalliancesc@gmail.com

    Take a photo of a candle and share it on all social media platforms to support those who are lost and those who are struggling.

    San Diego

    California

    Activity: UCSD Health – Emergency Medicine
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 am
    Location: 200 W. Arbor Drive
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: UCSD Health – Emergency Medicine
    Contact: Dennis Whitmyer
    Phone: 619-471-9115
    Email: DWhitmyer@health.ucsd.edu

    Staff of Emergency Medicine will stand in solidarity with those who have lost loved ones to overdose. All staff onsite that day will wear purple “End Overdose” T-Shirts and purple face coverings (for Covid 19). Hospital will fly flag at half staff to recognize those who have lost their lives.
    Expect media attention and political representation.

    San Diego

    California

    Activity: California Bridge Program Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Acute Care Settings
    Date: 30/07/2020
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: 4077 Fifth Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92103
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Scripps Mercy San Diego
    Contact: Tanya Popoff
    Phone: 858-280-4551
    Email: Popoff.Tanya@scrippshealth.org

    Scripps Mercy Hospital and the California Bridge Program are working together to break the cycle of addiction by implementing Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine to patients with opioid related issues. Buprenorphine helps to prevent relapse by reducing cravings and withdrawal. Access to this treatment is available 24/7 at Scripps Mercy Emergency Department for all patients regardless of income, insurance, race, creed, homelessness, or sexual preference. The Scripps provider can provide a prescription for the buprenorphine, and a counselor will work with you to find an outpatient clinic to continue treatment.

    San Diego

    California

    Activity: ssalven@ccrconsulting.org
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: San Diego County Administration Building
    1600 Pacific Highway
    San Diego, CA 92101
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: San Diego County Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force
    Contact: Sarah Salven
    Phone: 619-684-5411
    Email: ssalven@ccrconsulting.org

    We will honor the memory of the 644 victims of accidental overdose in San Diego County by placing a sign with their age, sex, and overdose-related drug in front of our County Administration Building.

    San Jose

    California

    Activity: IOAD 2020 Concert: Hosted by Stream For Good Events
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: online at:
    https://www.twitch.tv/streamforgoodevents
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lohriemay Arruiza
    Phone: 4084218232
    Email: larruiza@icloud.com

    Pre-recorded memorial video and concert streamed live via twitch.tv.

    Santa Maria

    California

    Activity: Let’s Make A Difference
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 4056 SHELLIE CT
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Let’s Make A Difference
    Contact: Danielle M Murillo
    Phone: 8057206986
    Email: jajujomom@gmail.com

    Drug overdose awareness event and education for families and friends of an addict and the addict themselves. Educational booths, food, raffle, silent auction, BBQ fundraiser, band, testimonials etc.

    Spring Valley

    California

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil & Tree of Remembrance
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:09 pm
    Location: Crown Point Park, off Crown Point Dr. San Diego, CA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: A New PATH (Parents for Addiction Treatment & Healing)
    Contact: GRETCHEN BERGMAN
    Phone: 6196701184
    Email: GRETCHENANEWPATH@GMAIL.COM

    Remembering Lives Lost & Promoting Solutions to the Overdose Crisis. The event will include a community overdose prevention training and naloxone distribution. People are invited to bring a wallet size picture of a loved one lost to overdose to add to our Tree of Remembrance, and to sign our banner. We ask that attendees wear masks. The event will be live streamed to Facebook. 7pm PT. Candlelight vigil.

    Colorado

    Adams/Arapahoe/Douglas Counties

    Colorado

    Activity: Night of Remembrance and Hope
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Virtual – Zoom
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Tri-County Overdose Prevention Partnership
    Contact: Haley Foster
    Phone: 7202001584
    Email: Hfoster@tchd.org

    This year the Tri-County Overdose Prevention Partnership (TCOPP) is hosting a virtual Night of Remembrance and Hope. We are inviting people to pay tribute to a loved one that they have lost due to an overdose, someone who may be still struggling or celebrate someone who is in recovery. They can sing or play a song, read poem, show a tribute video and we will provide the platform. This 90 minute event will take place via Zoom on August 31, 2020 from 6:30-8pm MST. Along with the tributes, we will have a parent tell her story of loss and a Police Chief will talk about the the epidemic from a first responders viewpoint and he will also give a training on Narcan. We hope to have an opportunity to provide people who attend the event 2 doses of free Narcan (this still in the works).

    Carbondale

    Colorado

    Activity: Aperture Of Hope – You Matter flag display honoring those who have passed from substance in the Roaring Fork Valley
    Date: 24/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Purple flag display in a variety of locations in the Roaring Fork Valley (Glenwood Springs to Aspen).
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Cath Adams
    Phone: 970.948.3621
    Email: cath@apertureofhope.com

    Purple flag display in remembrance of those who have passed from substance in the tri counties (Pitkin, Eagle, Garfield) of the Roaring Fork Valley in Colorado between the years of 2017-2019. Fifty two flags will be displayed in five different locations throughout the valley. This is intended to be a visual display rather than a social gathering due to COVID-19.
    “I will always try to be a light to someone else’s life, no matter the circumstances. Mom lets you and I talk to the high schoolers about addiction, let’s write a book and take photos. You and I, mom, we can do this together and save lives.”
    – Emily Irene Adams 1998 – 2020 (accidental fentanyl intoxication)

    Colorado Springs

    Colorado

    Activity: Advocacy Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: TBD- physical and Virtual
    www.pcacolorado.com/#endoverdose
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Rod Rushing
    Phone: 800-604-8978
    Email: rod@pcacolorado.com

    EmbarkPCA is launching the 1st public advocacy event for changes in policy around IV drug use in Colorado Springs. We will also be sharing the event virtually using the event app Whova.
    To add to the impact, we will also provide zoom access to OAD events in Mesa, Pueblo, Arapahoe, Denver, Larimer Counties.

    Lakewood

    Colorado

    Activity: Community Virtual Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: August 31st, 2020 6PM – 7PM
    Please use this link to join: https://bit.ly/30NOjDc
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Jefferson County Public Health
    Contact: Michael Miller
    Phone: 7209899006
    Email: mmiller@jeffco.us

    Substance use is a significant concern in Jefferson County as rates of overdose and other harms associated with substance use continue to rise. Jefferson County Public Health, the Jeffco Substance Use Partnership and our partners are hard at work driving initiatives to address the crisis. One of the best ways to improve outcomes for substance use is a well-informed and engaged community. Join us to learn more about the scope of the crisis in Jeffco, where to go if you or a loved one needs treatment/support and how to recognize and respond to an overdose. **All attendees who complete the training will be eligible to receive a free OD Prevention Kit – Learn more by joining us at the training!

    Lakewood

    Colorado

    Activity: Points West Ribbon Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Jefferson County Public Health — Points West Syringe Services Program
    645 Parfet St.
    Lakewood, CO 80215
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Jefferson County Public Health Points West
    Contact: Ruth Hollenback
    Phone: 720-434-7221
    Email: rhollenback@jeffco.us

    Since the initiation of the COVID-19 lockdown, Jefferson County has seen a devastating increase in overdoses in the community. Points West, JCPH’s syringe service program, will be acknowledging Overdose Awareness Day throughout next week. Program participants can create memorial ribbons to be hung in remembrance. We encourage you to participate by donning a purple ribbon with us. Points West is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10-5. Please stop by to add a purple ribbon and learn more about our program.

    Loveland

    Colorado

    Activity: Treat Addiction, Save Lives: Overdose Awareness Film Series 2020
    Date: 20/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: “Ben is Back”
    Park Theater
    Estes Park CO
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SummitStone Health Partners
    Contact: 970-613-1455
    Phone: 3038863068
    Email: mybigdayevents@outlook.com

    Join us for a FREE film to honour lost loved ones and to educate ourselves on addiction and what we can do to support those who struggle with it.

    Loveland

    Colorado

    Activity: Treat Addiction, Save Lives: Overdose Awareness Film Series 2020
    Date: 06/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: “Ben is Back”
    Kress Cinema Lounge
    Greeley CO
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SummitStone Health Partners
    Contact: 970-613-1455
    Phone: 3038863068
    Email: mybigdayevents@outlook.com

    Join us for a FREE film to honor lost loved ones and to educate ourselves on addiction and what we can do to support those who struggle with it.

    Loveland

    Colorado

    Activity: Treat Addiction, Save Lives: Overdose Awareness Film Series 2020
    Date: 16/07/2020
    Time: 08:15 pm
    Location: “Ben is Back”
    The Lyric Cinema, outdoors
    Fort Collins CO
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SummitStone Health Partners
    Contact: 970-613-1455
    Phone: 3038863068
    Email: mybigdayevents@outlook.com

    Join us for a FREE film to honor lost loved ones and to educate ourselves on addiction and what we can do to support those who struggle with it.

    Loveland

    Colorado

    Activity: Treat Addiction, Save Lives: Overdoes Awareness Film Series 2020
    Date: 02/07/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: “Ben Is Back”
    The Loveland Drive-In, Loveland COPublic/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SummitStone Health Partners
    Contact: 970-613-1455
    Phone: 3038863068
    Email: mybigdayevents@outlook.com

    Join us for a FREE film to honor lost loved ones and to educate ourselves on addiction and what we can do to support those who struggle with it.

    Pueblo

    Colorado

    Activity: Proclamation
    Date: 24/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 1 City Hall Place
    City Council Chambers, 3rd Fl
    Pueblo, CO 81006
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Pueblo
    Contact: Leslie Crittenden
    Phone: 719-553-2655
    Email: lcrittenden@pueblo.us

    Reading of the Proclamation on August 24, 2020 at 7PM MST – City Council Meeting during Special Recognition

    Pueblo

    Colorado

    Activity: The Art of Remembrance Virtual Art Show
    Date: 01/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Pueblo County Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/PuebloCounty/)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Pueblo County LEAD
    Contact: Christine
    Phone:
    Email: LEAD@pueblocounty.us

    You are invited to participate in a virtual art show to honor all whose lives have been touched by substance use and overdose.
    Artwork will be featured on the Pueblo County Facebook page and on a commemorative poster. Images may be cropped for the poster. One submission per person please. Acceptable art is anything that can be scanned or photographed including poetry,
    drawings, paintings, sculptures, collage, chalk art, and fabric art.

    To participate in the art show, please submit your artwork to LEAD@pueblocounty.us
    Please include the artist’s name and a brief statement about the piece.
    Submission deadline is midnight on Sunday, 8/23/20.
    Participation is free.

    Pueblo

    Colorado

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Proclamation
    Date: 25/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Pueblo County Courthouse 215 W 10th St, Pueblo, CO 81003
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Pueblo County LEAD
    Contact: Christine Zeitvogel
    Phone:
    Email: LEAD@pueblocounty.us

    Reading of the Proclamation recognizing August 31, 2020 as International Overdose Awareness Day 2020.

    Pueblo

    Colorado

    Activity: Night of Rememberance and Hope
    Date: 01/09/2020
    Time: 07:09 pm
    Location: NeighborWorks Southern Colorado
    1241 E Routt Ave, Pueblo, CO 81004, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Judy Solano
    Phone:
    Email: homebase@socoharmreduction.org

    The Southern Colorado Harm Reduction Association is hosting a ‘Night of Remembrance and Hope’. Join us for an evening lantern-releasing ceremony in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day. If you have lost a loved one to overdose, you are invited to release a lantern in rememberance.

    Rocky Ford

    Colorado

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 601 Colorado Ave. La Junta CO.81050
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Otero County Health Department/ OD2A
    Contact: Arlene Cooke
    Phone: 7192414446
    Email: acooke@oterogov.org

    We will have Southeast Health Group with Narcan and direction on how to use it, we will have a speaker, we will have free OD2A gear and over dose awareness bracelets, and we will release floating lanterns into the pond.

    Steamboat Springs

    Colorado

    Activity: I.O.A.D. Chalk Festival
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 775 Yampa Ave. Craig, CO 81625
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Grand Futures Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Rachel K.
    Phone: 970-879-6188
    Email: admin@grandfutures.org

    Monday, August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day. We will be hosting chalk events where all community members are invited to join us in honoring those who have experience or died by overdose.

    Here is how to participate:
    Craig Chamber of Commerce, 775 Yampa Avenue 10am-3pm
    we will have a table with information and resources for overdose prevention. There will be chalk, please draw a handprint on the sidewalk in remembrance. Providence Recovery Services will be joining us to distribute narcan and train on overdose reversal.

    To be mindful of safety guidelines, we ask that participants bring a face covering or mask, and practice social distancing. We also invite anyone who would like to participate in the chalk festival from the comfort of their own sidewalk, to please send us photos and let us know you are participating in the awareness day with us.

    Steamboat Springs

    Colorado

    Activity: I.O.A.D. Chalk Festival
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 522 Lincoln Ave. Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Grand Futures Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Rachel K.
    Phone: 970-879-6188
    Email: admin@grandfutures.org

    Monday, August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day. Grand Futures will be hosting chalk events where all community members are invited to join us by honoring those who have experience or died by overdose.
    Here is how to participate:
    Downtown Steamboat Courthouse, 522 Lincoln Avenue, 11am-6pm
    We will have a table with information and resources for overdose prevention. There will be chalk, please draw a handprint on the sidewalk in remembrance.

    To be mindful of safety guidelines, we ask that participants bring a face covering or mask, and practice social distancing. We also invite anyone who would like to participate in the chalk festival from the comfort of their own sidewalk, to please send us photos and let us know you are participating in the awareness day with us.

    Connecticut

    Bethel

    Connecticut

    Activity: 4th Annual Overdose Awareness Day & Food Drive VIRTUAL
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: ONLINE ONLY for 2020
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The HERO Project
    Contact: Jeff or Julia
    Phone:
    Email: theheroproject.bethel.ct@gmail.com

    The HERO Project and Bethel United Methodist Church’s 4th Annual International Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil and Food Drive WILL BE 100% VIRTUAL IN 2020. The event will be livestream on The HERO Project’s Facebook page with a link to the Bethel Food Pantry’s donation button. As in the past, this event will include glowing luminarias, with names of loved ones lost – remember/Honor/Heal.

    Bristol

    Connecticut

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Brackett Park
    Bristol, CT 06010
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Bristol & Connecticut Clearinghouse
    Contact: Tom Fulton
    Phone: 8607934627
    Email: tfulton@wheelerclinic.org

    Tribute writing to honor loved ones that we’ve lost to drug overdose. These tributes can be kept, shared, or attached to a balloon which we will release in solidarity. We also will be handing out medication lockboxes, disposal kits and other substance use-related resources.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/337949197566833/

    Fairfield

    Connecticut

    Activity: Fairfield CARES IOAD Vigil
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 1451 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Fairfield CARES Community Coalition
    Contact: Reini Knorr
    Phone: 2035378860
    Email: FairfieldCARES@fairfieldct.org

    Candlelight vigil with speakers, music, testimony, visual display

    Hartford

    Connecticut

    Activity: Overose Awarnesss Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Connecticut State Capital Building Front Lawn. 210 Capital Avenue, Hartford, CT.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Today I Matter, Inc
    Contact: John Lally
    Phone: 860-490-9886
    Email: todayimatterinc@gmail.com

    Memorial Poster Project Exhibition.
    Reading of Names
    Candlelight Vigil
    Family Resources

    Hartford

    Connecticut

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day press conference
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Connecticut State Capitol
    210 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: https://www.cthousegop.com/rutigliano/contact-me/
    Phone:
    Email:

    State Rep. David Rutigliano (R-123rd District), Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Gov. Ned Lamont, Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz and Mental Health and Addiction Commissioner Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, Ph. D., gathered with representatives of the Center for Addiction Recovery, the Greater Hartford Harm Reduction Coalition, and several families affected by addictions for a press conference to make International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Hartford

    Connecticut

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day cookout
    Date: 01/09/2020
    Time: 04:00 am
    Location: Greater Hartford Harm Reduction Coalition
    The Drop
    557/559 Albany Avenue, Hartford, CT 06112
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: markj@ghhrc.org
    Phone:
    Email: markj@ghhrc.org

    We’re throwing a cookout in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day. Join us as we celebrate life, love and resiliency.

    Hartford

    Connecticut

    Activity: Hardford HealthCare Live Facebook Discussion
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hardford HealthCare
    Contact: Tina Varona
    Phone:
    Email: tina.varona@hhchealth.org

    A Facebook live video that indicates what family and friends can do support a loved one struggling with drug addiction — particularly opioid misuse and addiction — what the community is doing to support this cause and to highlight those that have taken a step to seek recovery from opioid misuse and addiction and to show that recovery is possible.

    Meriden

    Connecticut

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Drive Through
    Date: 29/09/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Hubbard Park
    999 W Main St, Meriden, CT 06451, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Rushford & Meriden Healthy Youth Coalition
    Contact: Megan Fitzsimons
    Phone:
    Email: megan.fitzsimons@hhchealth.org

    Rushford and the City of Meriden are hosting an Overdose Awareness Day Drive-Through at Hubbard Park in Meriden from 11 am to 2 pm on Saturday, August 29. Drive-by each table for resources, giveaways, prizes, freebies, and a remembrance table to honor those lost to a drug overdose and also to obtain a token of hope for those in your life who may be struggling during this time.

    Meriden

    Connecticut

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Panel Discussion
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Virtual
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Meriden Healthy Youth Coalition
    Contact: Megan Fitzsimon
    Phone:
    Email:

    International Overdose Awareness Day virtual panel discussion

    Meriden

    Connecticut

    Activity: Rushford, Hartford HealthCare Virtual Concert
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Virtual
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Meriden Healthy Youth Coalition
    Contact: Krystle Blake
    Phone:
    Email: krystle.blake@hhchealth.org

    A virtual concert by KC Makes Music, Jordan Meyer, Joe Nester, Colicchie, B-RAiN & REM ONE from 6 pm to 8 pm that can be viewed live on the Meriden Healthy Youth Coalition Facebook page.

    New Canaan

    Activity: 4th Annual Community Addiction Awareness Vigil
    Date: 02/09/2020
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Livestreamed over Facebook and YouTube. Go to our Facebook Event Page for link information.
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Paul Reinhardt
    Phone: 2035646374
    Email: preinhar99@gmail.com

    Our 4th Annual Addiction Awareness Vigil will take place virtually this year. The goal is to talk openly about addiction and recovery, and make people aware of the many resources available. The event includes authentic testimonials about recovery, tributes to those who struggled, and a candlelight vigil led by local faith community leaders.

    New Haven

    Connecticut

    Activity: Signature Sculpture Unveiling and Bi-Partisan Press Conference to raise awarness
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11.30am
    Location: 210 Capitol Ave. Hartford, CT 06106
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: For Cameron and Demand ZERO
    Contact: Fiona Cullinan Firine
    Phone: 2039740478
    Email: ForCameron520@gmail.com

    Outside the State Capital. Socially distanced and we will ask people to please wear masks.
    For Cameron and Demand ZERO commisioned a sculpture, which is now being engraved with the replicated signatures of many who lost their lives to an opioid overdose in the state of Connecticut. CT. Senator George Logan will unveil the sculpture and then hold a bi-partisan press conferce with us, to raise awarenss of the epidemic of opioid deaths in our state and to cut through the stigma so we can raise awarenss of the risk of opioid overdoses and how to help those at risk and prevent deaths.
    The public are invited and welcome to take part in this event as we reflect on those who lost their lives and ask people to edicate themselves on this epeidemic which crosses every racial and socio-economic boundery.

    New London

    Connecticut

    Activity: Virtual Overdose Awareness Week
    Date: 24/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ledge Light Health District
    Contact: Jennifer Muggeo
    Phone: 860.448.4882 x1300
    Email: jmuggeo@llhd.org

    We are promoting overdose awareness through a variety of means given the limitations of physical gatherings:
    1. Lawn signs, banners and posters displayed on site at community partners throughout the County
    2. Masks, tshirts and grocery bags distributed on site at community partners throughout the County
    3. A virtual art show featuring art work from the community about harm reduction and overdose awareness
    4. A series of social media posts
    5. Billboards, radio ads and tv ads promoting overdose awareness
    6. Widespread sharing of our naloxone “catch and toss” videos

    Stratford

    Connecticut

    Activity: Town of Stratford Overdose Awareness Social Media Campaign
    Date: 24/08/2020
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Stratford Health Department and Community Services
    Contact: Kelley Meier
    Phone:
    Email:

    The Town of Stratford, Stratford Health Department, and Stratford Partnership for Youth and Families have partnered together to offer a week long social media campaign in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31st. All week long we will be sharing messages of hope and provide local resources and information to help raise awareness of opioid overdose, reduce the stigma of a drug-related death, and acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. To see our messages, please visit @StratfordHealthDepartmentCT and @StratfordPartnershipForYouthAndFamilies on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

    Torrington

    Connecticut

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Resource Fair & Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Coe Memorial Park, 101 Litchfield St, Torrington, CT 06790
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Litchfield County Opiate Task Force
    Contact: Lauren Pristo
    Phone: 8606263194
    Email: lauren.pristo@mccallcenterct.org

    Join us as we come together to commemorate the lives of those we have lost to overdose. The event will include a resource fair highlighting local recovery, mental health, and support services in the community. The resource fair will be followed by the candlelight vigil with speakers and a reflection on the names of loved ones who have been lost to this crisis.

    The event will be held in-person in a way that accommodates the latest recommendations for COVID-19. The option to attend virtually will be available as well. For updates and more information follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LCOTF/

    Delaware

    New Castle Couty

    Delaware

    Activity: Lowering flags to raise overdose awareness in New Castle County
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: New Castle County Government Center on Commons Boulevard
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Flags in New Castle County and across the State of Delaware will be at half-staff in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day, August 31, 2020.

    Wilmington

    Delaware

    Activity: Delaware state flag at state facilities lowered to half staff to observe IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Carvel State Office Building
    820 N. French Street
    12th Floor
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Delaware Governor John Carney
    Phone: +1 302-577-3210
    Email:

    Lowering the state flag to half mast to remember those who have lost their lives to overdose and those who are struggling with addiction.

    Florida

    Daytona Beach

    Florida

    Activity: Keeping Hope: Overdose Awareness & Remembrance Day
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Daytona Beach Christian Drive-in Church
    3140 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32118
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Volusia Recovery Alliance
    Contact: Cathy Hartman
    Phone: 386-490-2234
    Email: CathyHartman@VolusiaRecoveryAlliance.org

    Join us for an evening of remembrance, education and hope.

    International Overdose Awareness Day acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends and remembers those who have died due to drug overdose. The day helps reduce the stigma of Substance Use Disorder (SUD), showing that recovery is possible and that overdoses can be prevented.

    ACTIVITIES:
    Gift bags with Program, grief support, solutions to SUD and more

    Drive up resource tables offering Narcan/harm reduction resources, # End Overdose shirts, wrist bands and pins for donation, water & packaged snacks

    Volusia County Proclamation for IOAD

    Speakers who have been impacted by overdose

    Time of remembrance for loved ones who have died due to overdose along with short reflections by family members

    Reading of names

    Remembrance Ceremony

    This will be a drive in event where participants watch from the comfort of their car and tune in to 88.5 on their radio. There will be some physically distanced seating available, both in the chapel and outside. CDC Recommendations are being followed during this event.

    For those unable to make the event in person, we will be broadcasting on VRA’s Facebook live feed at the same time. A great opportunity to create your own small gathering and participate in the comfort of your home.

    The Volusia Recovery Alliance event is sponsored by Daytona Beach Drive-In Christian Church and SMA Healthcare.
    https://www.facebook.com/VolusiaRecoveryAlliance/
    www.volusiarecoveryalliance.org

    Delray Beach

    Florida

    Activity: International overdose awareness day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Delray Beach City Hall
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Ross
    Phone: 561-774-9853
    Email: rbankler1720@gmail.com

    We are going to walk from Delray Beach City Hall to the beach holding on to two 100 ft ropes with ribbons on them our main objective is to bring awareness that an addict does not have to die of an overdose but there’s going to be a projector with a big screen showing the pictures of some of the loved ones we’ve lost and then we’re going to bring up some people to say their loved ones names

    Florida

    Florida

    Activity: Time to Remember, Time to Act
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: FANA
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    The theme this year is “Time to Remember, Time to Act.” And, the Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists (FANA), representing more than 5,400 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), has been doing its part to continue to educate and empower patients about non-opioid alternatives available to them during the course of their anesthesia and medical treatment.

    Florida is one of only a handful of states in the country that has adopted a non-opioid alternatives law, which gives patients the right to request that no opioids are administered without a conversation occurring with their health care providers.

    Patients should be empowered to make medical decisions during the course of their treatment based on the facts and their preferences. The current non-opioid alternatives law provides patients and health care providers with the tool they need to make informed decisions about the treatment options.

    Kissimmee

    Florida

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Candle Light Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: Kissimmee Police Department
    8 N Stewart Ave, Kissimmee, FL 34741
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Osceola Opioid Awarweness Project
    Contact: Crystal Hernandez
    Phone: (407)728-5484
    Email: OsceolaOpioidAwarenessProject@gmail.com

    We will meet in front of the Police Station at 8:00 p.m.
    Speakers, Outreach Materials, NARCAN will be available.
    Light candles

    Lake Placid

    Florida

    Activity: Community COVID 19 Essential Supply PPE Narcan Free Giveaway# 31
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: GIVEAWAY IS FROM 4PM-8PM– MUST PREREGISTER AT 954-859-4696This is a socially distanced/ no contact drive up giveaway

    Bethel Baptist Church of Lake Placid, FL
    216 E Park St, Lake Placid, FL. 33852
    corner of Park and Magnolia.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: LUIS GARCIA -Firefighter/Pararamedic (RETIRED)@ USA Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction with NARCAN ( FB Page & GoFundMe)
    Phone: 9548594696
    Email: luisgarciafla2@gmail.com

    IN HONOR OF INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY-AUGUST 31 & IN MEMORY OF Jared Benjamin Wyland (5/9/02 – 3/25/20)

    WORLD Overdose Awareness DAY Narcan & PPE & COVID19 LIVING SUPPLIES Giveaway

    PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED AT 954-859-4696. Please leave a voicemail. No texting.

    GIVEAWAY IS FROM 4-8PM

    This is drive up event/ NO contact. Items will be in a sealed bag in a bin. You drive up , get your items and drive off.

    ARE YOU in Florida? PREREGISTER for FREE items!

    ARe you struggling financially? Just can’t find supplies?

    GETTING READY TO REOPEN? Do you need any essential/scarce supplies for BUSINESS OR HOME or PPE for COVID-19 that you can’t find in stores?

    Want a NARCAN spray to save a life? MUST register@ 954-859-4696

    https://www.facebook.com/events/3147300185316957/

    I’ll help you thanks to GoFundMe donors.

    Community COVID 19 Essential Supply PPE Narcan Free Giveaway# 31

    PLEASE FOLLOW COVID19 SOCIAL DISTANCE PRECAUTIONS!

    WE will be set up at tables IN the PARKING LOT

    PREREGISTRATION BY PHONE (NO TEXT) Required…

    QUESTIONS? Call Luis Garcia@ 954-859-4696

    PLEASE DONATE TO MY GOFUNDME which makes this possible

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/usa-opioid-crisis-mortality-reduction-with-narcan

    FREE supplies of everything you cannot find for COVID 19: PPE and essential living supplies

    Luis Garcia, a retired 28 year firefighter/paramedic is donating free supplies to all community members unable to find essentials such as PPE and scarce supplies: gloves, N95 and surgical masks, paper goods, Lysol , Purell, Clorox wipes, etc

    RECENT SUN SENTINEL STORY ABOUT THIS:

    https://www.sun-sentinel.com/coronavirus/fl-ne-boynton-beach-retired-firefighter-donates-supplies-20200416-5efowhphgjaozcrcsttybc6qtm-story.html?fbclid=IwAR1eh0df-xPwFZNnoS2PUmOiHijF5RlcI-HLQeu9WrMQTMNkwR0bRc1Blxw

    GIVEAWAY IS FROM 4PM-8PM

    Bethel Baptist Church of Lake Placid, FL
    216 E Park St, Lake Placid, FL. 33852
    corner of Park and Magnolia.

    Lake Placid

    Florida

    Activity: First Annual Overdose Awareness, Prevention & Remembrance Day In Memory of Jared “JayWavy” Wyland
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Bethel Baptist Church of Lake Placid
    216 E Park St
    Lake Placid, FL. 33852
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: “The J.A.R.E.D. project” & Heartland Core Wellness
    Contact: Ida Wyland
    Phone: 857-529-9289 (857-JAY-WAVY)
    Email: EndOverdose.FL@gmail.com

    Free community event bringing awareness to the signs and symptoms of overdose. Mental health screenings (depression; anxiety, addiction); blood pressure checks; addiction & counseling resources; Remembrance Wall in memory of loved ones whom we have lost to overdose & addiction. Free Narcan, PPE & Covid-19 Living Supplies (must call Luis Garcia w/USA Opiods Crisis Mortality w/Narcan at 954-859-4696 to pre-register for Narcan & supplies.)

    longwood

    Florida

    Activity: Celebrate Recovery Meeting
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: 530 Dog Track Road
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Celebrate Recovery
    Contact: Laurie Jean Harrington
    Phone: 4079274393
    Email: celebraterecovery@northlandchurch.net

    Christian 12 Step Meeting, Large group with Testimony/Lesson and Issue Specific, Gender Specific Open Share Groups

    Margate

    Florida

    Activity: Memorial Video
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 pm
    Location: 451
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Fellowship Recovery Community Organization
    Contact: Luis C Somoza
    Phone: 954-501-8280
    Email: info@ffrco.org

    A video tribute to those we have lost through the years.

    Miami

    Florida

    Activity: Remembering our Angels
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 1668 NW 7Ave
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: IDEA Syringe Services Program
    Contact: Emelina Martinez
    Phone: 7866069047
    Email: emartinez7@med.miami.edu

    Social media posting to remember those we have lost and bring awareness to overdose prevention.

    ROCKLEDGE

    Florida

    Activity: Viewing of Opiod Crisis video and a video Testimony
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Saturdays 6:00 p.m.
    Cross Bridge Church
    651 Barnes Blvd., Rockledge FL 32955
    Follow Celebrate Recovery signs to the back parking lot.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Celebrate Recovery at Cross Bridge Church
    Contact: Peggy
    Phone: 3214003657
    Email: peggyrecovers@yahoo.com

    Celebrate Recovery is an international Christian 12 step program.
    On Saturday August 29 at 6:00, the large group meeting will include worship songs, reading of the steps, and then a presentation of an Overdose Awareness video, and a video testimony. Then at 7:00 participants are encouraged to continue the program as we split into gender specific groups for a discussion of the presentation.
    Celebrate Recovery meetings are here every week at 6:00 p.m. and alternates weekly between testimonies and lessons on recovery.
    Visit celebraterecovery.com for a list of meetings in your area.

    Sebring

    Florida

    Activity: WORLD Overdose Awareness DAY Narcan & PPE & Covid19 Free Supply
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: GIVEAWAY IS FROM 10AM-2PM
    MUST PREREGISTER AT 954-859-4696
    This is a socially distanced/ no contact drive up giveawayDrug Free Highlands (Heartland Core Wellness)
    223 Pomegranate Ave,
    Sebring, FL 33870
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: LUIS GARCIA -Firefighter/Pararamedic (RETIRED)@ USA Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction with NARCAN ( FB Page & GoFundMe)
    Phone: 9548594696
    Email: luisgarciafla2@gmail.com

    IN HONOR OF INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY-AUGUST 31

    WORLD Overdose Awareness DAY Narcan & PPE & COVID19 LIVING SUPPLIES Giveaway

    PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED AT 954-859-4696. Please leave a voicemail. No texting.

    GIVEAWAY IS FROM 10AM-2PM

    This is drive up event/ NO contact. Items will be in a sealed bag in a bin. You drive up , get your items and drive off.

    ARE YOU in Florida? PREREGISTER for FREE items!

    ARe you struggling financially? Just can’t find supplies?

    GETTING READY TO REOPEN? Do you need any essential/scarce supplies for BUSINESS OR HOME or PPE for COVID-19 that you can’t find in stores?

    Want a NARCAN spray to save a life? MUST register@ 954-859-4696

    https://www.facebook.com/events/301699267806150/

    I’ll help you thanks to GoFundMe donors.

    Community COVID 19 Essential Supply PPE Narcan Free Giveaway# 32

    PLEASE FOLLOW COVID19 SOCIAL DISTANCE PRECAUTIONS!

    WE will be set up at tables IN the PARKING LOT

    PREREGISTRATION BY PHONE (NO TEXT) Required…

    QUESTIONS? Call Luis Garcia@ 954-859-4696

    PLEASE DONATE TO MY GOFUNDME which makes this possible

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/usa-opioid-crisis-mortality-reduction-with-narcan

    FREE supplies of everything you cannot find for COVID 19: PPE and essential living supplies

    Luis Garcia, a retired 28 year firefighter/paramedic is donating free supplies to all community members unable to find essentials such as PPE and scarce supplies: gloves, N95 and surgical masks, paper goods, Lysol , Purell, Clorox wipes, etc

    RECENT SUN SENTINEL STORY ABOUT THIS:

    https://www.sun-sentinel.com/coronavirus/fl-ne-boynton-beach-retired-firefighter-donates-supplies-20200416-5efowhphgjaozcrcsttybc6qtm-story.html?fbclid=IwAR1eh0df-xPwFZNnoS2PUmOiHijF5RlcI-HLQeu9WrMQTMNkwR0bRc1Blxw

    GIVEAWAY IS FROM 10AM-2PM

    Drug Free Highlands (Heartland Core Wellness)
    223 Pomegranate Ave,
    Sebring, FL 33870

    Sebring

    Florida

    Activity: Homeless Camp-PPE & Covid19 Essential Supplies Giveaway-Narcan
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: GIVEAWAY IS FROM 2-2:30pm@HOMELESS CAMP BEHIND WALMART/

    3525 US Hwy 27 N,

    Sebring, FL 33870
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: LUIS GARCIA -Firefighter/Pararamedic (RETIRED)@ USA Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction with NARCAN ( FB Page & GoFundMe)Firefighter/Pararamedic (RETIRED)@ USA Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction with NARCAN ( FB Page & GoFundMe)
    Phone: 9548594696
    Email: luisgarciafla2@gmail.com

    IN HONOR OF INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY-AUGUST 31

    WORLD Overdose Awareness DAY Narcan & PPE & COVID19 HOMELESS SUPPLY Giveaway

    Clothing, water, hygiene supplies, blankets, backpacks, NARCAN, pizza..LIMITED SUPPLIES of each given to each recipient.

    GIVEAWAY IS FROM 2-2:30pm

    @HOMELESS CAMP BEHIND WALMART/

    3525 US Hwy 27 N,

    Sebring, FL 33870

    https://www.facebook.com/events/785057508905301/

    QUESTIONS? Call Luis Garcia@ 954-859-4696

    PLEASE DONATE TO MY GOFUNDME which makes this possible

    https://www.gofundme.com/south-fla-opioid-crisis-lifesaving

    West Palm Beach

    Florida

    Activity: Community COVID 19 Essential Supply PPE Narcan Free Giveaway# 30
    Date: 29/07/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Future Now Detox
    4384 purdy lane, Palm Springs, Florida 33406(WEST PALM BEACH area-1 hour north of Miami & 2 hours south of Orlando

    GIVEAWAY IS FROM 8AM-11AM
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: LUIS GARCIA -Firefighter/Pararamedic (RETIRED)@ USA Opioid Crisis Mortality Reduction with NARCAN ( FB Page & GoFundMe)
    Phone: 9548594696
    Email: luisgarciafla2@gmail.com

    PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED AT 954-859-4696. Please leave a voicemail. No texting.

    GIVEAWAY IS FROM 8AM-11AM

    This is drive up event/ NO contact. Items will be in a sealed bag in a bin. You drive up , get your items and drive off.

    ARE YOU in Florida? PREREGISTER for FREE items!

    ARe you struggling financially? Just can’t find supplies?

    GETTING READY TO REOPEN? Do you need any essential/scarce supplies for BUSINESS OR HOME or PPE for COVID-19 that you can’t find in stores?

    Want a NARCAN spray to save a life? MUST register@ 954-859-4696

    I’ll help you thanks to GoFundMe donors.

    Community COVID 19 Essential Supply PPE Narcan Free Giveaway# 30

    PLEASE FOLLOW COVID19 PRECAUTIONS!

    WE will be set up at tables outside the front entrance.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/948632778898341/

    PREREGISTRATION BY PHONE (NO TEXT) Required…

    QUESTIONS? Call Luis Garcia@ 954-859-4696

    PLEASE DONATE TO MY GOFUNDME which makes this possible

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/usa-opioid-crisis-mortality-reduction-with-narcan

    FREE supplies of everything you cannot find for COVID 19: PPE and essential living supplies

    Luis Garcia, a retired 28 year firefighter/paramedic is donating free supplies to all community members unable to find essentials such as PPE and scarce supplies: gloves, N95 and surgical masks, paper goods, Lysol , Purell, Clorox wipes, etc

    RECENT SUN SENTINEL STORY ABOUT THIS:

    https://www.sun-sentinel.com/coronavirus/fl-ne-boynton-beach-retired-firefighter-donates-supplies-20200416-5efowhphgjaozcrcsttybc6qtm-story.html?fbclid=IwAR1eh0df-xPwFZNnoS2PUmOiHijF5RlcI-HLQeu9WrMQTMNkwR0bRc1Blxw

    EVENT HOSTED BY:

    Future Now Detox
    4384 purdy lane, Palm Springs, Florida 33406

    (WEST PALM BEACH area-1 hour north of Miami & 2 hours south of Orlando

    GIVEAWAY IS FROM 8AM-11AM

    Georgia

    Atlanta

    Georgia

    Activity: ATC Fall 2020 Opioid Awareness
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Atlanta Technical College
    1560 Metropolitan Parkway
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Atlanta Technical College
    Contact: Dr. Shawn Adams
    Phone: 404.225.4005
    Email: sadams@atlantatech.edu

    Students, faculty, and staff to show their support of this day by wearing purple and posting pictures on our institution student life page

    Fayetteville

    Georgia

    Activity: Tie a Ribbon to the Memorial Tree at the Gazebo on the square
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: 140 Stonewall Ave W, Fayetteville, GA 30214-1520, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: GRASP
    Contact: Jean Felts
    Phone: 404-323-4170
    Email: jean.felts@gmail.com

    Please stop by any time between August 29 – August 31 to add your loved ones name to the memorial tree that was planted at last years IOAD event. We will have blank ribbons tied to the tree, just bring a black sharpie. We ask that you take a photo and post it on the International Overdose Day Facebook page listed below.

    Newnan

    Georgia

    Activity: Tie a Ribbon to the Memorial Tree at Sprayberry Road Park
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Sprayberry Road Park 60 Sprayberry Rd, Newnan, GA 30263
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: GRASP
    Contact: Jean Felts
    Phone: 404-323-4170
    Email: jean.felts@gmail.com

    Please stop by any time between August 29 – August 31 to add your loved one’s name to the memorial tree that was planted at last year’s IOAD event. We will have blank ribbons tied to the tree, just bring a black sharpie. We ask that you take a photo & post it on the International Overdose Awareness Day Facebook page listed below.

    Idaho

    Boise

    Idaho

    Activity: Boise goes purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: JUMP, Zion’s Bank, US Bank & Boise Centre
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    JUMP, Zion’s Bank, US Bank and the Boise Centre all turned on their lights purple to remember those who have lost their lives to overdose.

    Statewide

    Idaho

    Activity: Overdose Prevention and Response Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Join a Zoom Meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2089914574
    Meeting ID: 208 991 4574
    Mobile: +12532158782,,2089914574# US (Tacoma),
    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbJEdEuCn3
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Idaho Harm Reduction Project
    Contact: Marjorie Wilson
    Phone: 208-991-4574
    Email: idahoharmreductionproject@gmail.com

    Idaho Harm Reduction Project and Open Aid Alliance invite you to join a virtual Overdose Prevention and Response Training. At the end of this training session attendees will be able to:
    – Prevent, recognize, and respond to an opioid overdose.
    – Have a better understanding of state Good Samaritan Laws.
    – Learn where to access naloxone and other overdose prevention resources in Idaho and Montana.

    This session will wrap-up with a moment of remembrance for those who have died from a drug overdose. To share a story about your loved one you are invited to record a tribute by calling or texting 406-213-5002. You can also text pictures of your loved one to the same number. Your tribute message will be posted on Open Aid Alliance’s website. Your message and a photo collage may also be shared during this virtual event on 8/31.

    Illinois

    Aurora

    Illinois

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Event and Candle Light Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Simmons Park – Aurora IL
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Breaking Free Inc
    Contact: Betsy Santana
    Phone: 6308971003
    Email: bsantana@breakingfreeinc.org

    Throughout the month of August we will provide drug deactivation and disposal kits to the community.

    On August 31st, we will host an awareness event and candlelight vigil.

    Virtual Narcan trainings will be held throughout the month of September.

    Bradley

    Illinois

    Activity: IOAD Media Campaign
    Date: 27/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: Kankakee-Iroquois County radio stations.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Pledge for Life Partnership
    Contact: James Schreiner
    Phone: 8159364640
    Email: jschreiner@i-kan.org

    Putting together a media campaign that ties together IOAD with safe-disposal of unused prescription medications to help in the prevention of suicide overdose. County coroner Robert Gessner will do a live interview hosted by local radio stations discussing the issues with overdose in the surrounding area.

    Canton

    Illinois

    Activity: Walk A Mile In My Shoes, Addiction and Overdose Awareness Walk
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Darronte Mathews
    Phone:
    Email:

    Walk A Mile In My Shoes, Addiction and Overdose Awareness Walk

    Chicago

    Illinois

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Resource Event and Press Conference
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Numerous physical and Virtual Sites. Resource and Press Conference to be held at Jackson Blvd. and Pulaski Ave, Chicago, IL
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: West Side Heroin/Opioid Task Force (Chicago, IL)
    Contact: Lee Rusch
    Phone: 17734501567
    Email: westsidetaskforce@yahoo.com

    West Side Heroin/Opioid Task Force member agencies and individuals will be conducting various in-person and virtual events throughout the day, with Resource Event and Press Conference being a kick-off recognition of the day. Participating organizations will deliver OEND service, PPE distribution, Hep-C testing, housing support, first aid and medical screenings, Census registration. There will be recognition and remembrance of those who we have lost to overdose, and a recommitment to more OEND, linkages to OUD treatment, including Medicin Assisted Recovery. Other member agencies will have frequent postings on social media, both pre-done and live. These include sharing of memorials, personal testimony, panel discussions, OEND videos, etc. The Task Force Social media director will be attempting to run member postings through the Task Force FB page: @westsidetaskforce2020

    The press conference will be convened by State Representative La Shawn K. Ford, IL-8. The focus will be on the dramatic racial disparity of overdoses and resultant deaths in the Black and Latinx Communities in Chicago and across the state of IL. Excerpt from the rep. Ford’s Press Release:

    Opioid-related overdoses and deaths have risen at alarming rates in Chicago. West Side Black residents account for a disproportionate number of those deaths. According to the June 30, 2020 Chicago Department of Public Health Alert, from January 1, 2020 through May 31, 2020, there have been at least 472 opioid-related overdose deaths in Chicago, which is an increase of 46% from the same time in 2019. Of the 86 opioid-related overdose deaths in May 2020 in Chicago, 56% were Black, 22% were White, and 19% were Latinx. Most significantly, of those 86 deaths, 81% involved fentanyl, either alone or in combination with heroin. Fentanyl-contaminated cocaine is also increasingly seen as a cause of overdose and death.

    Country Club Hills

    Illinois

    Activity: Balloon Launch and 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:04 pm
    Location: 723 W. 111th St.
    Chicago, IL 60628
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: KIRBY REHABILITATION
    Contact: Lea Kirby
    Phone: 7736144002
    Email: kirbyrehab2@gmail.com

    Balloon Launch

    Naperville

    Illinois

    Activity: Organization
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Naperville Grand Pavillion
    912 Honorary Sindt Memorial Ct, Naperville, IL 60540
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Path to Recovery Foundation
    Contact: Deb Lewin
    Phone: 630-234-4271
    Email: help@pathtorecoveryfoundation.org

    This year we will be hosting an Overdose Awareness day event. The event will be much smaller this year due to Covid. We are allowed 50 people total, you must have a ticket to enter. This year the families will be sharing a great story/ memory of the their Loved One that has lost their battle.

    Naperville

    Illinois

    Activity: Emotional Core Therapy App Training for Addictions
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 1042 n main st
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Robert A. Moylan, LCPC
    Contact: Robert Moylan
    Phone: 6307881100
    Email: bmoylan111@gmail.com

    I am hosting a call in informational activity where I help users of the new and free Emotional Core Therapy App learn how to identify and treat stress related to addictions and their underlying cause. The ECT App has free video, journal articles,and books as teaching tools.

    Here is my new app which is scientifically proven to be the most effective psychological approach available worldwide to treat addictions.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.emotionalcoretherapy.ectmain

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.emotionalcoretherapy.ectmain

    The Emotional Core Therapy App is now free in the App Store. Just search for “ ECT app” as it was launched today. The ECT App allows one to process nearly all situational stress one feels. This includes addictions, depression,anxiety,anger issues, couple and marital problems, sports psychology, etc. One can even monitor one’s emotional stress level from physical ailments such as cancer, back ailments, Covid-19, etc. The App has free links to my book, video,and journal articles which can also be used as teaching tools.

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/releasing-unwanted-emotions-dr-foojan-zeine-interviews/id1382527139?i=1000480298207

    New Lenox

    Illinois

    Activity: Your Light Still Shines
    Date: 28/09/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 1 Veterans PkwyNew Lenox, IL 60451, USA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Daniel Martin
    Phone:
    Email: dmartin@newlenox.net

    For the past two years the Village of New Lenox and the New Lenox Safe Community Coalition have hosted “Your Light Still Shines,” in support of Overdose Awareness Day. This event has typically featured Narcan® training, informational tables, memorial tables, the HERO “Hidden in Plain Sight” trailer, medication takeback, and keynote speakers. However, with restrictions in place due to COVID-19, the event will be held virtually this year.
    On Monday, September 28, 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, “Your Light Still Shines” will be held via Zoom videoconference and will feature the following speakers:

    Woodstock

    Illinois

    Activity: McHenry County International Overdose Awareness
    Date: 27/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: VirtualCoalition Address: 2200 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Il 60098
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition
    Contact: Laura Crain
    Phone: 815-334-4048
    Email: llcrain@mchenrycountyil.gov

    We are requesting video submissions with messages of hope, memorial, and support. In addition, we have always exited our IOAD with a rev from motorcycle riders so the videos can also be of motorcycles or cars “revving” These submissions will be edited into a video that also includes three personal stories, data about OD, resources, prayer and music by members of the coalition. All of the partners of the coalition will be encouraged to share that video on Thursday, August 27. We have always hosted our event on the last Thursday of August so we wanted to keep that continuity.

    To view our completed video visit

    https://www.facebook.com/McHCoSubstanceAbuseCoalition/posts/876945162834379 or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZnjFRetqVs&t=1s 

    Indiana

    Ferdinand

    Indiana

    Activity: Third Annual Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 27/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 18th Street Park
    422 E 18th St, Ferdinand, IN 47532
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Dubois County Substance Abuse Council
    Contact: Jenna Bieker
    Phone:
    Email: dcsac@duboiscountyin.org

    In our current reality of substance addiction and overdose, those who have struggled with addiction or watched loved ones do so deserve a voice, recognition, and support. The event includes a variety of activities such as guest speakers, a poem-reading about addiction’s effects, an opportunity for members of the public to speak, live music, a candle lighting ceremony, a dove release, and access to free materials on substance abuse, addiction, grief, local resources, and more! By hosting this event we hope to remember those who have passed on, support those who experience substance misuse first and second-hand, and, most importantly, inspire hope of overcoming addiction. No one should be fighting alone.

    Goshen

    Indiana

    Activity: Stronger Than Addiction Memorial
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kimberley King
    Phone:
    Email:

    Memorial for overdose victims

    Indianapolis

    Indiana

    Activity: Organization
    Date: 22/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: 12710 Tealwood Dr.
    Indianapolis, IN 46236
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Someones Child Helping Hands
    Contact: Heather Feeney
    Phone: 317-414-6469
    Email: Schh2016c@gmail.com

    Light Up The World is an online event this year due to Covid 19. We ask everyone light a candle, and post a picture of the lit candle, and where their location is.

    Indianapolis

    Indiana

    Activity: Indiana Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Indiana State Museum, 650 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Overdose Lifeline
    Contact: Molly Grimm
    Phone: 844-554-3354
    Email: contact@overdoselifeline.org

    Indiana Overdose Awareness Day is sponsored by Overdose Lifeline. This year we will gather on Sunday August 30th starting at 5:30pm.

    ODL honors and recognizes lives lost with a display of photos and a candlelight vigil (send us your loved ones name and photo to contact@overdoselifeline.org to have them included)

    We celebrate our loved ones with a light meal and support for each other. ODL also takes the opportunity during ODAD to recognize individuals and organizations that have contributed to solving the opioid and substance misuse epidemic.

    Nominate someone for an Overdose Awareness Day Award: https://bit.ly/3d8pvZu

    To learn more about this year’s event contact us at contact@overdoselifeline.org

    Indianapolis

    Indiana

    Activity: InROC Overdose Awareness Day Event – Necessary Stories
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: The event will take place virtually.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Indiana Rural Opioid Consortium
    Contact: Heidi Malone
    Phone:
    Email: hmalone@indianarha.org

    Indiana Rural Opioid Consortium (InROC) program director, Dr. Amnah Anwar and Indiana Rural Health Association (IRHA) Policy, Research & Development Officer, Cody Mullen, PhD, will host a live YouTube event focused on International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD).

    Join us for an afternoon of necessary stories – stories of incredible hardship, loss, displacement, uncertainty, and recovery. We will hear from Katrina Norris, LCSW, who will speak about her experience raising her grandchildren while their mother tries to cope with substance use disorder (SUD). Kara Dawson, RN will share her story of living in fear of an ex-husband with SUD, the stigma of abuse, and finally the decision to leave that relationship for the sake of her and her son’s safety. Finally, Charmin Gabbard, RC will detail her path to and beyond substance use through the lenses of a traumatic childhood, the criminal justice system, and ultimately long-term recovery.

    The audience will be able to interact with hosts and others via live YouTube chat during the event and will also have the opportunity to connect with InROC team members via secure link where confidential questions may be asked.

    More details will be released soon.

    Indianapolis

    Indiana

    Activity: Light Up The World 2020
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 12710 Tealwood Dr
    Indianapolis, Indiana 46236
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Someone’s Child-Helping Hands
    Contact: Heather Feeney
    Phone:
    Email: Schh2016c@gmail.com

    Live Facebook Event honoring those that have been lost due to SUD

    Lafayette

    Indiana

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Columbian Park Purple Shelter
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Rhonda Stein
    Phone: 7654138595
    Email: rsstein@comcast.net

    Event starts at 3 pm-5pm

    Naloxone and CPR Training
    Guest speaker
    Time of Remembrance

    Sponsored by the Drug-Free Coalition of Tippecanoe County

    Lafayette

    Indiana

    Activity: COMMUNITY OBSERVES INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY AT COLUMBIAN PARK
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Micah Upshaw
    Phone:
    Email:

    COMMUNITY OBSERVES INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY AT COLUMBIAN PARK

    Iowa

    Glenwood

    Iowa

    Activity: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church IOAD Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Chelsea Self
    Phone:
    Email:

    Good Shepherd Lutheran Church IOAD Memorial

    Kentucky

    Danville

    Kentucky

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Week
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 09:30 am
    Location: Danville, Ky.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Boyle County Agency for Substance ABuse Policy, Inc.
    Contact: Kathy Miles, Coordinator, Boyle County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy, Inc.
    Phone: 859-516-5384
    Email: kathy.miles@centre.edu

    Due to COVID restrictions, one event will not be held as in the past. But, community coalition members are encouraged to share information about overdose death prevention, and post memories of friends and family members lost to overdoses in the past year.
    On August 29, some coalition members will host a local radio program. In addition, a local newspaper article will run on overdose statistics and prevention information.

    Frankfort

    Kentucky

    Activity: Governors Mansion lights up purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Governor Andy Beshear’s mansion, Kentucky
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Governor Beshear recognises International Overdose Awareness Day, his mansion will be lit up purple Monday night to honor the lives lost due to overdoses

    Jamestown

    Kentucky

    Activity: Signed proclamations in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 23 Industry Drive
    P.O. Box 830
    Jamestown, KY 42629
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency
    Contact: Marlene Taylor
    Phone:
    Email:

    In observance of International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31st, County Judge/Executives across the Lake Cumberland area signed proclamations recognising the impact overdoses have in our area.

    Lexington

    Kentucky

    Activity: DV8 Kitchen’s 3rd Anniversary with Nighttime Dining
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: DV8 Kitchen
    867 South Broadway
    #140
    Lexington, KY 40504
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: DV8 Kitchen and DV8 Kitchen Foundation
    Contact: Rob Perez
    Phone: 859-492-0312
    Email: info@dv8kitchen.com

    September will be DV8 Kitchen’s Month of Giving. Prior to, in honor of Overdose Awareness Day, on August 31, the public may visit our social media pages to learn about our mission, share stories, and join DV8 Kitchen’s second chance movement.

    DV8 Kitchen’s Night of Dining on August 28 coincides with its 3rd anniversary and will kick off the DV8 Kitchen Vocational Training Foundation’s Month of Giving in September (National Recovery Month).

    On the Night of Dining, the Foundation will share its mission, introduce their staff, and explain how you can be a part of this effort. More information forthcoming on social media.

    Maysville

    Kentucky

    Activity: A Time to Remember, A Time to Act
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 2340 Old Main St.
    Maysville, KY 41056
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Leah Clark
    Phone: 606-748-9664
    Email: leahclark96@yahoo.com

    Candlelight vigil to remember those lost to overdose
    Informational booths (Narcan, Recovery Support groups)

    Williamsburg

    Kentucky

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Nibroc Park108 South Main Street

    Corbin, KY 40701
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Whitley County Health Department
    Contact: Kelsee Dewees
    Phone: 606-765-3077
    Email: kelsej.dewees@ky.gov

    August 31, 2020 is International Overdose Awareness Day! This day is a day remembered across the World. The Whitley County Health Department is hosting a social distancing walk in honor of those who have tragically lost their lives to an overdose. We want to make people aware of overdose prevention! There will also be a guest speaker, who lost her son to an overdose. The Kentucky Department for Public Health will also be there providing mobile nalaxone training. Nalaxone is the overdose reversal drug that is very safe to use.

    We also want to display memories of your loved ones in NIBROC park!

    Louisiana

    Alesandria

    Louisiana

    Activity: Millie Mattered Overdose Awarness Day
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: North City Park Blvd. Alexandria La.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lilly Harvey
    Phone: 3184031310
    Email: milliemattered@gmail.com

    Displaying the 3000 plus faces of those who’s lives Mattered but have been taken by overdose, on the Banners of Can You See Me Now. A presentation video of the state coordinators for the Drug Epidemic Walk Across America. The testimony of Millie Mattered. Guest Speaker Bobby Russell with Firebrand Ministries telling his experience of his little brother overdose. Tim Heard with rkvry talkz to speak on recovery and the dangers of overdose after getting sober.

    Maine

    Portland

    Maine

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: City Hall Plaza
    389 Congress Street
    Portland, Maine 04101
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Substance Use Prevention and Harm Reduction Services Program for the City of Portland’s Public Health Division
    Contact: Zoe Brokos
    Phone: (207) 756-8024
    Email: zop@portlandmaine.gov

    This year’s recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day will consist of an outdoor memorial wall that will be available for community members to visit and adorn with photos, artwork and pictures of loved ones. Due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, this year’s event will be organized to allow for physical distancing and discourage the convening of large crowds. The wall will remain up for one week and will be accompanied by hand sanitizing stations.

    Maryland

    Annapolis

    Maryland

    Activity: IOAD Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: People’s Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Annapolis officials and local leaders held a ceremony at The People’s Park on Monday to award a local activist for her hard work and observe International Overdose Awareness Day by paying tribute to people who have died to overdoses.

    Elkton

    Maryland

    Activity: 7th Annual Overdose Death Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Elkmore Marina
    30 Park Lane
    Elkton, MD 21921
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Erin Woodie
    Phone: 443-993-7055
    Email: voicesofhope414@gmail.com

    Join us as we reflect and remember our loved ones lost to overdose and addiction-related deaths. Come decorate a candle luminary (provided) for your loved one(s). Posters and pictures are welcome. Pastor Phil Meekins will pray for all of us and our community. We invite you to speak at the open mike, several speakers have already committed. Rob Massimiano will play acoustic music during this event. Please bring a mask and prepare to stay socially distant. Bring a chair, if you like. This beautiful location on the river has a small playground, too. This is a family friendly event. Narcan training will be available.

    Oakland

    Maryland

    Activity: Garrett County Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Mountain Fresh Pavillion Oakland Maryland
    South 1st St, Oakland, MD 21550, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: AddictionHappens.org, Stand Together Garrett County Against Drugs
    Contact: Sadie Miller
    Phone:
    Email: sandy.miller@maryland.gov

    A Stories of Hope & Candlelight Vigil is scheduled to raise awareness that overdose affects all walks of life and it is preventable. Resource tables will be available with information about prevention, treatment, recovery and support groups.

    Silver Spring

    Maryland

    Activity: Community Connections Part 1: A Discussion About the Opioid Epidemic in America
    Date: 27/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Virtual
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Phoenix House Mid-Atlantic, Skyland Trail, Caron Treatment Centers, Help in the Home, Ashley Addiction Treatment, Psychiatric Institute of Washington, Lakeview Health, New Paradigm Recovery, Fusion Academy, INOVA Healthcare
    Contact: Shannon Harris
    Phone:
    Email: sharris@skylandtrail.org

    COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
    AUGUST 27 | 6 PM

    Join us for the first event in our series where we will hear from
    Tony LaGreca about the impact of opiates in America.

    PART 1: A DISCUSSION ABOUT THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC IN AMERICA

    Tony lost his son, Matthew in 2014, due to an addiction to
    opiates which started with a prescription for a college
    football injury. Tony is now an activist for FED UP, a
    national organization that monitors the makers of opioids.
    Additionally he works as a bereavement facilitator for
    parents who have lost a child from substance use disorder.
    He also is a partner with Wahl Street Productions and has
    produced films on addiction with Jim Wahlberg.

    Washington

    Maryland

    Activity: 2020 International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 03:07 pm
    Location: Mommieactivist and Sons
    August 31st
    3:00 – 7:00 pm est Hourly Check in
    712-770-5390 code 419145
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mommieactivist and Sons
    Contact: Queen Karen aka Mommieactivist
    Phone: 202 812-8091
    Email: mommieactivist@gmail.com

    20th International Overdose Awareness Day includes state by state check in on activities memorializing those we lost to overdose. As well as connecting, educating and embracing the impacted families.

    Washington D.C.

    Maryland

    Activity: DC International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Livestreamed from Marvin Gaye Park.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: HIPS and The Chosen Few
    Contact: Shane Sullivan
    Phone:
    Email: shane@hips.org

    In memory of those we’ve lost, and in celebration of those still with us, HIPS and The Chosen Few will be live-streaming stories of addiction, recovery, and overdose by HIPS staff and peers and Chosen Few members who have been personally impacted by the overdose crisis. Please join us at our Facebook page for a virtual livestream: https://www.facebook.com/iloveHIPS

    Massachusetts

    braintree

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Tri-Town Virtual Candlelight Vigil and Butterfly Release
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Virtual with the towns of Braintree, Quincy & Weymouth MA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Sun Will Rise Foundation
    Contact: robyn houston-bean
    Phone: 7817894604
    Email: robyn@thesunwillrise.org

    Tri-Town Virtual Candlelight Vigil and butterfly release.
    Please join us on a Facebook live feed as we remember those lost to substance use. All are welcome. Visit the Facebook event page bit.tl/30mXiLw on 8/31/20 at 7:00 pm to watch and light a candle with us. Please visit thesunwillrise.org by 8/15/20 to submit a picture for the vigil video or see if your loved on is already on the list and reserve a candle & live butterfly. The pickup for candles and butterflies will be during the day on 8/31/20 in all three towns. Butterflies must be released in the warmth of the day. Specific details on pick up can be found at thesunwillrise.org. Can’t make it to pick up the candle or butterfly? No worries, join us that night and light your own candle.

    Canton

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Celebration of Life
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Armando Recreation Center
    92 Pleasant Street
    Canton, MA 02021
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Canton Alliance Against Substance Abuse
    Contact: Charlie Doody
    Phone:
    Email: cantonmaalliance@gmail.com

    Socially-distanced International Overdose Awareness Day event remembering those lost to drug overdose and supporting people who are dependent on drugs.
    Event features author Maureen Cavanagh as speaker, selected readings, musical performance by vocalist Lisa Yves, candle-lighting ceremony and reading of names in memory of loved ones lost.

    Cohasset

    Massachusetts

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day — Annual Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:45 pm
    Location: Cohasset Common
    Highland Ave, Cohasset, MA 02025, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Nicole Balaschi
    Phone:
    Email: nbalaschi@cohassetma.org

    Words of remembrance, songs, and expressions of community strength.

    Fall River

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Stand Out Against Stigma
    Date: 15/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Post Office Square
    1 Government Center
    Fall River, Massachusetts 02720
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recover Fall River
    Contact: Laurie Godwin
    Phone: 5084158841
    Email: recoverfallriver@gmail.com

    On Saturday, August 15, 2020, Recover Fall River and Gone Too Soon, two local grassroots groups, invite individuals and family members who have been impacted by addiction and overdose to stand together against stigma. The event will support families who have lost loved ones and highlight the significant impact of addiction and overdose on not only the individual, but also their families and our entire community.
    From 12:00-3:00pm family members, advocates and individuals who have been impacted by addiction and overdose will stand throughout the city. Family members who have previously submitted photos to Recover Fall River will be provided a poster-sized enlargements of their lost loved one and citizens are encouraged to join them in support of destigmatizing addiction and overdose. Anyone is invited to join in this Stand Out in a statement of solidarity against overdose, the country’s leading cause of death for people under the age of 50.

    Franklin

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Purple Flags
    Date: 27/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Franklin, Medway, Norfolk, Wrentham, Plainville, Walpole, Millis, Foxboro, Mansfield
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: SAFE Coalition
    Contact: Jennifer
    Phone: 8589528120
    Email: info@safecoalitionma.org

    The SAFE Coalition is dedicated to providing homes in our communities with purple flags to raise awareness for International Overdose Awareness day. We encourage all those honoring this day with a flag to share their experiences of growth and resiliency with others they care about.

    Gardner

    Massachusetts

    Activity: North Central MA IOAD and Night of Hope
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: virtual
    City Hall -95 Pleasant St. Gardner Ma
    First Congregational Church- 28 Green St. Gardner, Ma
    Alyssa’s Place Peer Recovery Center- 301 Central St. Gardner, MA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: AED Foundation Inc/ Alyssa
    Contact: MIchelle Dunn
    Phone: 9783147889
    Email: michelle@aedfoundationinc.org

    A majority of our event will be virtual. Gardner Public Access will be playing a pre-recorded memorial video with speakers starting at 7 pm.
    Luminaries will be placed on Gardner City Hall lawn and lit at approximately 8 pm. Luminaries will be available to be decorated either at the center or taken home to decorate and returned to Alyssa’s Place PRSC. Other pick up locations are being established and for more information please contact 978-364-0920 or check out our Facebook pages; AED Foundation and Alyssa’s Place Peer Recovery and Resource Center.

    Gloucester

    Massachusetts

    Activity: 10th Annual Gloucester Overdose Vigil Luminaries & Love
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Flag Pole area, Stacy Boulevard just before Cut Bridge nearest GPS address is 99 Western Ave.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: KATHRYN DAY
    Phone: 7812588948
    Email: katday4@gmail.com

    10th Annual Gloucester Overdose Vigil. Scaled back version due to COVID. Please join us for a Display of 600+ luminaries created over the past 9 years. The event is 8/31/20 7-9pm with raindate 9/1. Attendee’s are encouraged to make luminaries in advance and bring them with them to display. Glow sticks will be provided. Luminaries will be safely spaced for viewing, masks are encourage. GPD is creating a drive by area for viewing.

    Gloucester

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Blynmann Bridge Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Desi Smith
    Phone:
    Email:

    Blynmann Bridge Candlelight Vigil IOAD

    Grafton

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Virtual Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Please log onto the event with the following link: https://meet.google.com/lookup/a7bbkpfe4t?authuser=4&hs=179
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Grafton Job Corps Center
    Contact: Ms. Leo
    Phone: 508-887-7312
    Email: cherenfant.leotilde@jobcorps.org

    Virtual event on International Overdose Awareness Day on Monday August 31, 2020 at 1PM. Narcan training and speakers have been scheduled for this informational event. Please log onto the event with the following link: https://meet.google.com/lookup/a7bbkpfe4t?authuser=4&hs=179

    Marshfield

    Massachusetts

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Sunrise Service Marshfield MA
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 am
    Location: Harbor Park, Marshfield MA
    https://goo.gl/maps/Ya91NGp4JPxRTTjT7
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Marshfield FACTS
    Contact: Jennifer Cantwell
    Phone:
    Email: marshfieldfacts@gmail.com

    Marshfield FACTS and Duxbury FACTS have collaborated again this year for a sunrise service to honor those lost to substance use. On Saturday, August 29th, 2020 starting at 6:00 AM we will gather for music, personal reflections and words of comfort from clergy. Everyone is asked to wear a mask and maintain safe distancing. Attendees may bring photos of loved ones lost to overdose and there will be an opportunity to make remembrance rocks and leave them at the memorial tree planted by Marshfield FACTS.

    Pownal

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Virtual Wall of Remembrance
    Date: 25/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: This is a virtual event
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Josh Bressette Commit to Save a Life, Inc.
    Contact: Kenna Waterman
    Phone:
    Email: commit2save@gmail.com

    We will be remembering our friends and loved ones that have been lost to the opioid epidemic by creating a virtual wall of remembrance on our Facebook page.
    https://m.facebook.com/JBC2SAL/?ref=bookmarks
    Please email commit2save@gmail.com
    Please include picture, date of birth and /or date of death, and age at time of death.
    If we have pictures of your loved one from prior events please let us know if you would like us to post.

    Springfield

    Massachusetts

    Activity: MHA Tree Planting
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Mental Health Association Building, Worthington Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mental Health Association
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    On International Overdose Awareness Day, a tree will be planted in Springfield to remember the people who lost their lives to addiction and pay tribute to those fighting to recover. Monday is about spreading awareness of the resources available to those struggling with addiction.

    Worcester

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Virtual Purple Flag Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Overdose Prevention Fund
    Contact: Brittany Chapman
    Phone:
    Email: overdosepreventionfund@gmail.com

    August 31st marks this year’s International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Join us in commemorating the loved ones we have lost due to overdoses in Massachusetts and supporting all who are grieving.

    Throughout the month of August, we invite you to create your own interpretation of a purple flag and post it to our Facebook page (@OverdosePrevention) to be shared.

    All are welcome to use our cover photo to show your support and spread the message that overdose death is preventable and recovery is possible.

    #IOAD2020 #EndOverdose #ICarryNarcan #Recovery

    Please check our Facebook page for updates as we are in the process of finalizing the details for additional events and efforts.

    Worcester

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Worcester International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Online – https://www.facebook.com/events/712408352871106/permalink/712719626173312/
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Worcester International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil Planning Team
    Contact: Rev. Aaron Payson
    Phone: 508-963-5959
    Email: Worcoverdoseawareness@gmail.com

    Please join us for an online vigil honoring the lives of those we’ve lost to overdoses.

    Worcester

    Massachusetts

    Activity: Worcester International Overdose Day Awareness Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Online – Register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qfuqvpj0rGtXNreFlXlBbRyMOulbpUk6L?fbclid=IwAR1D9TMn4rWGa1F4X2WQ9kBzXaf_MRGxsc7Rs8ep7pjsDyslC1uLnFCigz4
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Worcester Overdose Day Vigil Planning Group
    Contact: Rev. Aaron Payson
    Phone: 508-963-5959
    Email: worcoverdoseawareness@gmail.com

    The 2020 Worcester Overdose Awareness Day Vigil will be an online event. This annual opportunity to remember and honor the lives of those who have died from overdoses will feature music, remarks from area leaders, families of those who have died, and a virtual candlelighting.

    Worcester

    Massachusetts

    Activity: AdCare Narcan Training
    Date: 25/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
    https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/497317469You can also dial in using your phone.
    United States: +1 (408) 650-3123

    Access Code: 497-317-469
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: AdCare Hospital
    Contact: Mary Beth Papcsy
    Phone: 5087999000×4058
    Email: mpapcsy@adcare.com

    This is a free, virtual training on how to administer the overdose reversing drug naloxone, Narcan®, and potentially save a life. Keith Barnaby, CADC, harm reduction specialist with AIDS Project Worcester, will lead the Narcan training followed by Q&A.

    Michigan

    Brighton

    Michigan

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Millpond
    411 Millpond
    Brighton, MI 48116
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Amber Renieck House
    Contact: 8105992439
    Phone:
    Email: info@amberreineckhouse.org

    Outdoor venue.
    Live band and speakers.
    Possible food and gathering if covid does not affect it.

    Otherwise we will move to digital event

    Fowlerville

    Michigan

    Activity: 6th Annual International Overdose Awareness Day Event and Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Centennial Park – Fowlerville
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mitchell’s Hope
    Contact: Michele L Wagner and Kelly Caudell
    Phone: 5177755600 8108747168
    Email: MITCHELLSHOPE@GMAIL.COM

    International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on 31 August 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 died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

    International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.

    Fraser

    Michigan

    Activity: Macomb County Overdose Awareness Gathering
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 34385 Garfield, Fraser, Michigan 48026
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Families Against Narcotics, Macomb County
    Contact: Denise T.
    Phone:
    Email: dtononi8859@wowway.com

    An evening of remembrance, support, and hope. This event is intended to raise awareness, educate the community on the resources and support available to help prevent overdoses, and to show our support for the loved ones of the deceased who are still grieving. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this gathering will be limited in attendance to 100 people. There will be a memorial video of lost love ones. Video submission due by August 21. See Facebook event for registration and video submission information.

    Jackson

    Michigan

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 am
    Location: 407 W. Michigan Ave front grounds at Home of New Vision
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: JXN Harm Reduction
    Contact: Laura Stephens
    Phone: 5177451890
    Email: lstephens@homeofnewvision.org

    “Empty Chair” all day event
    This event will take place outside. We will be giving tribute to those who have lost loved ones to Overdose with a story and picture of their loved one.
    There will be purple Overdose Awareness flags available for community partners and individuals that support this event.
    Each partnering agency will also be covering social media support with statistical data and support.
    We will also offer the community a chance to be trained in the administering of Naloxone with a free kit upon completion.
    It is our desire to break the stigma associated with SUD.

    Lansing

    Michigan

    Activity: MI-Team Sharing IOAD Rally and Vigil at the Capitol
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Michigan State Capitol
    110 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing Mi 48933
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Team Sharing Inc.
    Contact: Kelly Caudell
    Phone: 8108747168
    Email: kellycaudell1@gmail.com

    On August 31st, International Overdose Awareness Day we will be meeting at the front steps of the capitol to bring much needed and continuous awareness to the Drug/Opioid Epidemic. We shall rally for our loved ones and those still struggling. Michigan won’t lower the flags in honor of our loved ones once a year so we will continue to rally to honor them. All the Michigan banners 1-2 and CYSMN banners 1-17 will be there. Bring your posters, signs, photos and your children’s shoes! But most importantly, BRING YOUR VOICE!! BE THEIR VOICE! Let’s not be silent! This epidemic is not going away!! Candlelight vigil immediately following rally on the Capitol steps.

    Livingston County

    Michigan

    Activity: The Livingston County Suicide Prevention Task Force and CASA-Trinity Inc. candlelight vigil via Zoom
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: LCN Staff
    Phone:
    Email:

    The Livingston County Suicide Prevention Task Force and CASA-Trinity Inc. are planning a virtual candlelight vigil via Zoom to coincide with two global events – World Suicide Prevention Day and International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Michigan

    Michigan

    Activity: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Naloxone program
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Public announcement that the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced a new program Monday to try and help reduce overdose deaths.

    It will allow EMS to leave Naloxone kits with overdose patients they save using Naloxone

    Pontiac

    Michigan

    Activity: IOAD Drive Through Resource Fair
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Oakland County Times
    Phone:
    Email:

    Drive through IOAD resource fair

    Sterling Heights

    Michigan

    Activity: Naloxone Distribution Drive-Thru
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Location of Venue:
    St. Michael Catholic Community
    40501 Hayes Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48313Our organization serves Macomb County, Michigan.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Macomb Partnership for Overdose Prevention
    Contact: Annette Perrino
    Phone: 586-469-6049
    Email: annette.perrino@macombgov.org

    To distribute free naloxone to the community without the person needing to attend a structured training class. We also distributed Deterra bags at the event. Information on how to use naloxone along with resources in the county were shared as well.

    Warren

    Michigan

    Activity: Warren City Hall lights up purple for International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Warren City Hall
    1 City Square,
    Warren, MI 48093
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Warren – Mayor Fouts’ Office
    Contact: Mayor Fouts’ Office
    Phone:
    Email:

    Warren City Hall will be lit up purple on August 31st for International Overdose Awareness Day and we will also be lowering our flags.

    Minnesota

    Anoka

    Minnesota

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day – Open House
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Chillin Recovery Cafe
    1192 First Avenue, Suite 102
    Anoka, MN 55303
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Chillin Recovery Cafe, Inc.
    Contact: Stephen Martin
    Phone: 763-412-5624
    Email: smartin@chillincafe.org

    We will be hosting an Open House on August 31st from 2-8PM to raise awareness about Overdose signs and what to do to prevent overdose deaths. This will be capped off by a performance by musical group Sawyer’s Dream, who is a 70’s based original music group. Our tagline for their performance is, “What is Sawyer’s Dream? Answer – #endoverdose

    Minneapolis

    Minnesota

    Activity: 11th Overdose Awareness Day Virual Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: YouTube channel
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Minnesota Overdose Awareness
    Contact: Miles
    Phone: 6128065670
    Email: mnodaware@gmail.com

    3 speakers followed by tribute video

    Missouri

    Cape Girardeau

    Missouri

    Activity: international Drug Overdose Awareness Day Honor Walk
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Capaha Park BandShell Cape Girardeau Mo. 63701
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recover Out Loud
    Contact: Kristi Booth
    Phone: 5738378773
    Email: Kristi1booth@gmail.com

    We will have speakers starting at 6:45. we will cite names of members of our community who we all have lost.
    We will have a moment of silence We will light candles and have a silent walk concluding the event

    Cape Girardeau

    Missouri

    Activity: Balloon release for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: FCC Behavioural Health, Gibson Recovery Center & Community Counseling Center
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email: info@fccinc.org

    Balloon release in honor of those who have been affected by overdose

    St. Louis

    Missouri

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Caravan St. Louis, Missouri
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Northwest Plaza in St. Ann, Missouri located at the corner of St. Charles Rock Road and Lindbergh.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: NCADA
    Contact: Stacie Zellin
    Phone: 314.962.3456
    Email: info@ncada-stl.org

    Because of COVID-19, We are doing things a bit different this year. H.E.A.L. along with Missouri Network For Opiate Reform and Recovery, SOUL( Surviving Overdose & Understanding Loss), NCADA and The Archway Institute will be hosting a Caravan Along with the help of the St. Ann Police Department. We ask that you show up early if you need to decorate your vehicle. So bring your car, truck or motorcycle along with decorations. Ideas for decorations are, purple balloons, ribbons, pictures of your loved ones, etc. We will be meeting at the old Northwest Plaza at the corner of Lindbergh and the St. Charles Rock Road in St. Ann, MO. The route will not go on to any highways so you don’t have to worry about highway speeds ruining your decorations. As details develop this will be updated so check back often.

    Don’t forget to look for the billboard at Highway 40 and Jefferson in Downtown St. Louis, MO.

    Montana

    Billings

    Montana

    Activity: Overdose Awareness MT
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Rose Park Shelter -21st W & Ave C
    Billings, MT
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Carol Keenan
    Phone: 4066708850
    Email: cjkeenan@bresnan.net

    To bring awareness of drug overdoses and to remember those who have lost their lives to OD. Speakers, bagpipers, Tshirts, Photos of loved ones

    Missoula

    Montana

    Activity: Overdose Prevention and Response Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 01:30 pm
    Location: The training will take place virtually using Google Meet on August 31 from 1:30-3:00pm MST. When you submit your registration, you’ll receive the meeting and connection details. Register at https://www.openaidalliance.org/ioad
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Open Aid Alliance
    Contact: Amanda Reese
    Phone: 406-543-4770
    Email: amanda@openaidalliance.org

    An Overdose Prevention and Response Training presented by Open Aid Alliance in collaboration with Idaho Harm Reduction Project.

    At the end of this training, attendees will be able to prevent, recognize, and respond to opioid overdose situations. Attendees will gain knowledge in rescue breathing and the administration of intranasal and intramuscular naloxone. There will also be information on how to access naloxone in both Montana and Idaho.

    This session will wrap-up with a moment of remembrance for those who have died from a drug overdose. To share a story about your loved one you are invited to record a tribute by calling or texting 406-213-5002. You can also text pictures of your loved one to the same number. Your tribute message will be posted on Open Aid Alliance’s website. Your message and a photo collage may also be shared during the virtual events on 8/31.

    Nebraska

    Crete

    Nebraska

    Activity: Protect yourself and friends
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Crete
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Myron Parsley
    Phone:
    Email:

    Myron Parsley recently sent out an email on behalf of Active Minds to all Crete students that contained a link to an informational PDF on drug overdose and includes resources for more information.

    Lincoln

    Nebraska

    Activity: Virtual Lights of Hope
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: DHHS
    Phone:
    Email:

    State Capitol light up in purpler and get together for those who have fallen victim to overdose

    Nevada

    Las Vegas

    Nevada

    Activity: Drug Epidemic Awareness Walk Across America Virtual IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 am
    Location: 5165 TURNBERRY LANE
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drug Epidemic Awareness Walk Across America
    Contact: DEBI NADLER
    Phone: 7022711666
    Email: dnadler@cox.net

    Virtual Event held by all our coordinators in each state to honor and remember our lost loved ones due to substance use disorder and to share valuable information to help others

    Las Vegas

    Nevada

    Activity: Virtual International Overdose Awareness Day 2020
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Virtual Event
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance
    Contact: Veronica Portillo
    Phone: N/A
    Email: sonvharmreductionalliance@gmail.com

    The Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance presents our fourth annual International Overdose Awareness Day. This is our time to come together and honor those we have lost due to an overdose and to celebrate those who have found recovery. Our event will have a proclamation and vigil, online naloxone training and demonstration (with free naloxone provided if you live within the state of Nevada), and a panel for discussions and questions.

    Las Vegas

    Nevada

    Activity: NV Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Registration: http://nvoverdoseday.com/
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance
    Contact: Veronica Portilla
    Phone: 702-759-0717
    Email: Overdoseawareness.snhra@gmail.com

    Join us for Southern Nevada’s Harm Reduction Alliance’s 4th Annual Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Monday August 31st from 6-7:30 p.m..
    This is a virtual Event that will include a Vigil to remember those we have lost, Overdose Prevention Education followed by a panel of Community members to discuss their experience with overdose .

    Those who attend the Overdose Prevention training will have the opportunity to pick up Naloxone and an Overdose Prevention kit from a community provider near them.

    Reno

    Nevada

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day, Reno
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Wingfield Park
    2 S. Arlington Ave.
    Reno, NV 89501
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Join Together Northern Nevada
    Contact: Britany Wiele
    Phone: 775-324-7557
    Email: outreach@jtnn.org

    Participants will be allowed to write messages of hope on the stage and in the pavilion using side walk chalk.

    Partnering agencies will be onsite distributing Naloxone.

    Reno

    Nevada

    Activity: Free ZOOM consultations on education of MPT
    Date: 24/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: ZOOM call – please schedule 1/2 free consultation with a Philosophical Coach from Buenos Aires, Argentina who helped develop Medical Philosophical Therapy (MPT) that has been successful for decades in addiction treatment. To schedule the private zoom call; e-mail kimadvent@gmail.com.Appointments are being scheduled on Monday, August 24 through Friday, August 28, and Monday, August 31 through Friday, September 4, 2020.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Avanti Wellness LLC
    Contact: Kim Advent
    Phone: +1(702)540-2139
    Email: Kimadvent@gmail.com

    This is open to the public, including those families that have lost someone to an overdose, a family and/or individual struggling with addiction, and any organization working to help those with addiction.

    The scheduled ZOOM call will be private (1/2 hour), and directly with Luis Fain, a Philosophical Coach from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    To schedule a 1/2 hour free consultation with Luis Fain please e-mail Kim Advent, president/founder of Avanti Wellness LLC at kimadvent@gmail.com. www.avantiwellness.net

    Reno

    Nevada

    Activity: Reno IOAD Community Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Sharlee Smith
    Phone:
    Email:

    The community is invited to gather by the stage around 5 p.m. that day to create and leave heartfelt messages on foam flowers. There will be social distancing and folks will be asked to wear a mask.

    New Hampshire

    Center Conway

    New Hampshire

    Activity: OD Awareness at MWV Recovery Coalition
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 1620 East Main St Center Conway NH
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: mt-washington-valley-supports-recovery-coalition
    Contact: Jan Spinney
    Phone: 6036620668
    Email: mwvaddictionresource@gmail.com

    Resource tent (socially distancing) , Narcan exchange , sign memorial picture of lost citizens, ..Also on August 29th we are participating in a state wide vigil called 10,000 candles for New Hampshire..

    Laconia

    New Hampshire

    Activity: Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Bartlett Beach 88 Winnisquam Ave. Laconia, NH
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Navigating Recovery
    Contact: Erica Gilbert
    Phone: 603-524-5939
    Email: erica@navigatingrecovery.org

    prayers, testimonials, resources, reading of names, and a silent sunset walk.

    New Jersey

    Atlantic City

    New Jersey

    Activity: Atlantic County Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Oscar McClinton Waterfront Park
    201 Maine Avenue
    Atlantic City, NJ 08401
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Force of Atlantic County, Inc
    Contact: Bob Catalano, Jr.
    Phone:
    Email: recoveryforceofac@gmail.com

    The 5th Annual event to raise awareness and remember victims will be held in Atlantic City and aims to prevent future overdose deaths by ending the stigma. Master of Ceremonies is ACMike Lopez and this year’s venue has plenty of free parking and a playground for kids. Stand Up for Recovery is the theme and weapon against the silence and shame that has allowed the stigma to persist. Experiences will be shared and a pledge to uphold a Recovery Bill of Rights will take place which outlines a set of principles and practices that are often alluded because of the stigma. Elected officials and candidates for office will be invited to join family and friends of loved ones lost to overdose and take the Bill of Rights pledge, as an act of respect for those who have lost lives to the opioid epidemic and paving the road to ending future suffering. The facts of the man made opioid epidemic will be shared with testimonies from family members impacted. The vigil will include the reading of each life lost (submitted by loved ones) in a candlelight ceremony. The annual Recovery Community Award will also be presented to 2020 recipient, Susan Long, founder and executive director of Angels in Motion.

    Blackwood

    New Jersey

    Activity: Remembrance and Hope Memorial Unveiling and Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 236 Taylor Avenue & Chews Landing Road
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Camden County
    Contact: Patty DiRenzo
    Phone: 856-374-6137
    Email: patty.direnzo@camdencounty.com

    Unveiling of newly constructed Overdose Memorial and Vigil honoring those lost to overdose

    Blackwood

    New Jersey

    Activity: Camden County Remembrance and Hope Memorial unveiling
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Timber Creek Park, Blackwood NJ
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Camden County
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Unveilling ceremony of the Camden County Remembrance and Hope Memorial at Timber Creek Park on Monday afternoon

    Upon arrival, it will be hard to mistake the large purple ribbon, the universal symbol of opioid addiction awareness, standing beside a sloping wall and benches for visitors to sit and reflect.

    Bridgeton

    New Jersey

    Activity: Lighting Up Purple & Wear Purple
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: Countywide
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cumberland County, New Jersey Government
    Contact: Melissa Niles
    Phone: 856-459-3080
    Email: melissani@co.cumberland.nj.us

    In honor of International Overdose Awareness Day, Cumberland County Government is lighting up their Administration Building and the Courthouse Bell Tower and staff and community members are encouraged to wear purple, take pictures and post to our social media during the entire week of August 31, 2020.

    Burlington County

    New Jersey

    Activity: Burlington County IOAD Virtual Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Scott Coffina
    Phone:
    Email:

    Burlington County Virtual IOAD Vigil hosted by County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and many other guest speakers.

    Camden

    New Jersey

    Activity: webinar: Reinforcing each other’s roles in Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) Access
    Date: 02/09/2020
    Time: 01:30 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers
    Contact: Karen Sepulveda
    Phone:
    Email:

    Reinforcing each other’s roles in Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) Access
    September 2, 2020 1:30-2:30 pm

    Join us for a webinar Wednesday, September 2nd to learn more about how health care providers and other staff who do not prescribe medications for addiction treatment can directly support patient treatment and education to reduce the stigma around MOUD.

    Valerie Ganetsky of the Southern NJ Medications for Addiction Treatment Center of Excellence and Rachel Rafeq with Cooper University Hospital Emergency Department will join us to present about MOUD, including common considerations and frequently asked questions.

    Brian Colangelo, MSW, LCSW of Cooper University Hospital Addiction Medicine department will lead a discussion of best practices in supportive messaging throughout a patient’s ecosystem of care.

    Register for free at https://camdencoalition.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zVgZKAxNRLmYU2wi1uPgMQ

    Cape May

    New Jersey

    Activity: Drive-In Move Night
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: 43 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Patrick Miller
    Phone:
    Email: pmiller@caperegional.com

    Cape Addiction Recovery Services organised an edcuational screening about the use of Narcan, as part of a drive-in movie night at Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal, for International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Guests in attenedance had passed Hope One, Cape May County’s rolling outreach to community members who have experience with drug dependence.

    Dunellen

    New Jersey

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Ceremony
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Washington Memorial Park
    Washington Avenue and First Street
    Dunellen, NJ08812
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Dunellen Municipal Alliance
    Contact: Terri Albertson
    Phone: 732-668-7218
    Email: Dunellenma@gmail.com

    Ceremony to educate community about overdose and substance misuse. To remember those lost to overdose.

    Lawrence Twp

    New Jersey

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Virtual Event
    Date: 27/08/2020
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Virtual event via Zoom
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mercer Council on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction
    Contact: Barbara Sprechman
    Phone: 6093965874
    Email: bsprechman@mercercouncil.org

    This will be a virtual event for residents of Mercer County New Jersey. At the end of the presentations and testimonials, a butterfly release will take place at a nearby field.

    Liberty Corner

    New Jersey

    Activity: Community in Crisis
    Date: 01/09/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Community in Crisis
    Contact: Ken
    Phone:
    Email: Info@communityincrisis.org

    The Community Hub building is awash in purple light to remember those lost to overdoses and to raise awareness for the prescription pill and heroin epidemic, which this year has been further compounded by the isolation, restrictions and mental health impact of COVID-19.

    Trees and lampposts throughout town are sporting a purple ribbon and Community in Crisis is offering purple light bulbs to those who wish to display the awareness colour in their home windows or outdoors throughout the month of September.

    Liberty Twp

    New Jersey

    Activity: Warren County Overdose Awareness Day Candle Vigil
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Mountain Lake Fire Company-72 Fire
    99 Tamarack Rd
    Belvidere, NJ 07823
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Parent to Parent Addiction Services
    Contact: Kathleen Rybicki
    Phone: 908-507-1679
    Email: kathleenr927@gmail.com

    Overdose Awareness Day Candle Vigil & Butterfly Release
    A day of remembrance and awareness in honor of our lost loved ones
    We will be following CDC guidelines. Please wear a mask and remember to social distance.

    Long Branch

    New Jersey

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Remembrance
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: City Hall
    344 Broadway
    Long Branch, New Jersey
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: HEARS (Health, Education, Addiction and Recovery Support) The Long Branch Mayor’s Task Force on Substance-Use Disorders
    Contact: Anita Voogt
    Phone: 908 601 1426
    Email: avoogt@longbranch.org

    There are 99 purple flags set-up around City Hall in honor of the 99 people who died in our County (Monmouth County) in the first 6 months of this year. The event will take place on the steps of City Hall with presentations by our elected leaders, Congressman Pallone, Senator Gopal, Assemblyman Houghtaling, Freeholder Kiley, Mayor Pallone, Councilwoman Voogt followed by a presentation from the Brookdale Community College President, Dr. Stout, someone in recovery, a non-denominational blessing and then premiere of a virtual purple ribbon video with messages people submitted in remembrance of loved ones lost to overdoes.

    Manasquan

    New Jersey

    Activity: One Flag, One Life
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Chapel of the Star of the Sea
    554 East Main Street
    Manasquan, NJ
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Advocates for the Shore (RAFTS)
    Contact: Robert Sumski
    Phone: 17325815530
    Email: rsumski@optonline.net

    In observance of International Overdose Awareness Day. we will be displaying one purple flag for each life lost to opioid overdose in NJ. Flags can be personalized in memory of loved ones lost.

    Millville

    New Jersey

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: New Jersey Motorsports Park
    6000 Dividing Creek Road
    Millville, New Jersey 08332
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cumberland County Department of Human Services
    Contact: Melissa Niles or Ashleigh Huff
    Phone: 856-459-3080 or 856-459-3082
    Email: ashleighhu@co.cumberland.nj.us

    Remembrance Activities – Overdose Survivors, Family & Friends of those who lost someone to overdose share their stories, music, community support, resources, memorial and candlelight vigil

    Morris County

    New Jersey

    Activity: Morris County Tree Planting Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Morris County Addiction Center off Central Ave
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Morris County Officials
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Morris County, state and federal officials will join families who lost loved-ones due to overdoses and several community organizations today in Parsippany to recognize International Overdose Awareness Day, an annual event observed to reduce the stigma of drug-addiction and the tragedy of drug-related deaths.

    The occasion will be marked with a freshly planted, weeping cherry tree, dubbed an “Angel Tree Memorial,” dedicated outside the Morris County Addiction Center off Central Avenue.

    Newton

    New Jersey

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Social Media Campaign
    Date: 25/08/2020
    Time: 08:30 am
    Location: One Spring Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: County of Sussex Community and Youth Services
    Contact: Lisa Lombardo
    Phone: 9739486000
    Email: llombardo@sussex.nj.us

    Social media campaign to provide information to the community

    Newton

    New Jersey

    Activity: Virtual Symposium in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Virutal event.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: County of Sussex
    Contact: Sylvia Petillo
    Phone:
    Email: spetillo@sussex.nj.us

    A virtual symposium in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day. Featuring photo journalist Kimberley Butler, photographer begind the exhibition ‘Alice in Opioidland’.

    Newton

    New Jersey

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Walk Through Memorial in Newton
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: The Newton Green – 4 High St, Newton, NJ 07860
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Center for Prevention and Counseling
    Contact: Abigail Thomas
    Phone: 973-940-2966
    Email: abigail@centerforprevention.org

    In observance of International Overdose Awareness Day, The Center for Prevention and Counseling and volunteers from the Sussex County Recovery Community invite the public to a walk through candlelight vigil photo memorial on Monday, August 31, 2020 anytime between 6 and 8 p.m. Luminaries and photos will frame walkways of the Newton Town Square representing love for all who have lost someone to drug overdose and hope for those still struggling with substance use. This free event will practice safe social distancing and also require visitors to wear masks in accordance with NJ’s current COVID-19 guidelines.

    Old Tappan

    New Jersey

    Activity: Silent Memorials
    Date: 09/08/2020
    Time: 02:00 am
    Location: Oakes Park, Central Avenue, Old Tappan, NJ 07675
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Old Tappan Municipal Alliance
    Contact: Anna Haverilla
    Phone: 201-664-5322
    Email: Haverilla@oldtappan.net

    The Black Poster Project “Silent Memorials” is a display with over a 100 awareness posters of lives lost to addition. It is a labor of love created by Dee Gillen after experiencing the loss of her son, Scott, to a heroin/fentanyl overdose in 2015 at the age of 27. It began with a simple post just prior to overdose awareness day 2019. n a few short months, this project grew to include over 100 awareness posters, and sadly is not stopping at that number.

    Phillipsburg

    New Jersey

    Activity: Police Support Recovery – A Walk To Remember
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Shappell Park
    353 S Main Street
    Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CARES of Warren County
    Contact: Amanda Bridge
    Phone: 908-319-8589
    Email: Abridge@cprwc.com

    Free Event!

    Come and Support Overdose Awareness Day with CARES & Safe Harbor, along with Easton Police Department and Phillipsburg Police Department. When communities come together we build a stronger foundation! Help end the stigma. If you’ve lost someone you love to addiction we will all walk to remember them. Phillipsburg will be meeting Easton on the free bridge and everyone will be given a flower to toss over the bridge for remembrance. Awards, free food, and live music will be held at Easton’s Scott Park.

    Pet Friendly, Kid Friendly!

    Red Bank

    New Jersey

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Count Basie Field
    11 Henry Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Tigger House Foundation
    Contact: Amy Thomas
    Phone:
    Email: amy@tiggerhouse.org

    awareness event with resource table and a short program

    Sewaren

    New Jersey

    Activity: Candle Light Vigil – Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Alvin P Williams Park 563 Cliff Road Sewaren, NJ 07077
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Sharon Gomez
    Phone: 7329126348
    Email:

    Candle Light Vigil – Memorial for Loved ones who have passed and also to support recovering addicts.

    Trenton

    New Jersey

    Activity: Legislation Signing
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: New Jersey
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Gov. Phil Murphy to sign a resolution designating Aug. 31 of each year as “Overdose Awareness Day” in New Jersey.

    Garden State acknowledges it lost 2,900 residents to fatal drug overdoses in 2018 compared with more than 14,000 residents who died from novel coronavirus complications since March.

    “Recognizing Overdose Awareness Day in New Jersey sends a strong message to former and current substance users,” the resolution states, “namely, that they are valued, and that overdose death is preventable.”

    Wall

    New Jersey

    Activity: One Flag, One Life
    Date: 27/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Wall Municipal Building
    Allaire & Baileys Corner Rd.
    Wall, NJ
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Advocates for the Shore (RAFTS)
    Contact: Robert Sumski
    Phone: 7325815530
    Email: rsumski@optonline.net

    In observance of International Overdose Awareness Day. we will be displaying one purple flag for each life lost to opioid overdose in NJ. Flags can be personalized in memory of loved ones lost at our Manasquan location.

    Waretown

    New Jersey

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/07/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Gille Park
    102 Manchester Ave, Forked River, NJ 08731Under the pavilion
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Xodus Recovery Community Center
    Contact: Donna Catlow
    Phone: 7324257938
    Email: xrccenter@gmail.com

    Xodus Recovery Community Center will be hosting our 5th Annual Overdose Awareness Event to honor the memory of those we have lost, those that are still struggling and those that are in recovery from the disease of addictions. We will have speakers and a candle light vigil in memory of those lost to an accidental overdose.

    Wayne

    New Jersey

    Activity: 3rd Annual Overdose Awareness Candle Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: 475 Valley Road
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Wayne Alliance
    Contact: Robbin Gulino
    Phone: 8626863112
    Email: allIance@waynetownship.com

    Awareness event with community speakers, prayer, music and candle lighting.

    Westfield

    New Jersey

    Activity: Move for Matt
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Suzanne Toriello
    Phone:
    Email:

    Sunrise to Sunset walk/run/ride/get active for Matt Toriello & all those we have lost to overdose 💜

    Woodbridge

    New Jersey

    Activity: Memorial Candle Light Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Woodbridge Community Center 600 Main Street Woodbridge NJ
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Sharon Gomez
    Phone:
    Email: mrsmezzi@aol.com

    Memorial Candle light Vigil, Please feel free to speak about your loved one that you have lost and would also like to hear from recovering addicts to encourage others that are struggle with Drug addiction

    New York

    Albany

    New York

    Activity: Project Safe Point IOAD Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Townsend Park, Albany
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Project Safe Point
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    A speak out and remembrance for international overdose awareness day

    Binghamton

    New York

    Activity: Narcan Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 22 Riverside Drive
    Binghamton, New York 13905
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Southern Tier Aids Program (STAP)
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email: MKaminsky@stapinc.org

    August 31st marks International Overdose Awareness day. In recognition of this day Svante Myrick declared today Overdose Awareness day in Ithaca and Ithaca’s branch of the Southern Tier Aids Program set up tables in their front lawn in hope of spreading awareness and encouraging people to stop in for NARCAN training.

    Community members were welcome to come to STAP and imprint a purple hand print commemorating a life that had been taken from a fatal overdose.

    Bronx

    New York

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 754 East 151st. Street, Bronx, New York 10455
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Acacia Network
    Contact: Javier Mercado
    Phone: 929-237-3455
    Email: Jmercado@promesa.org

    Narcan Trainers will be onsite.We will be passing out purple ribbons for everyone to wear to honor those we have lost to an overdose. We will also come together for a moment of silence, stick butterflies on purple ribbons, and write the names of loved ones in memory of all those we have lost to overdose.

    Deer Park

    New York

    Activity: National Drug overdose awareness Prevention rally
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: venue Geiger Park Deer Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Deer Park Drug Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Valerie St.Bernard
    Phone: 631-948-8706
    Email: DPDrugPreventionCoaliton@gmail.com

    Our event is public but a limit amount of space because of COVID – 19
    We have speakers
    Education A parent that lost their child to substance abuse
    people in recovery.
    Our aim is to Empower, Educate, and Advocate. We want to take the sigma away for substance abuse.
    We are advocating for hope and healing. We are having a candle light vigil for those lost.

    Herkimer

    New York

    Activity: Rise Up for Overdose Awareness
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 125 E. Albany St.,
    Herkimer, NY 13550
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: RISE RCOC of Catholic Charutues of Herkimer County
    Contact: Jeff Rohacek
    Phone: 315-269-7838
    Email: jrohacek@ccherkimer.org

    The RISE Recovery Community Outreach Center will observe the day by providing the opportunity for community members to remember their loved ones who have died from a drug-related overdose, those loved ones who have survived an overdose, and those still who are struggling with active addiction. On the RISE Facebook page at RISERCOC go to the link #riseup4overdoseawareness where community members can post stories, videos, pictures or artwork to commemorate their loved ones. Post can be uploaded to the link throughout the month of August

    There is a Zoom event at https://abhealth.zoom.us/j/92019197753 on 8/28/20 starting at 6:00 PM. The event will feature invited speakers and a showing of all the summitted posts. Individuals are also invited to share their personal stories at the event.

    Hudson

    New York

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day social media tribute
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Greener Pathways
    Contact: Carl Quinn
    Phone:
    Email: carlq@twincountyrecoveryservices.org

    A tribute video with photos of 44 loved ones.

    Jamestown

    New York

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Virtual Information Session
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 525 Falconer Street JCC.Virtual event via Zoom.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Jamestown Community College
    Contact: Kayla Crosby
    Phone: 7163381004
    Email: kaylacrosby@mail.sunyjcc.edu

    OBJECTIVE: Recognize the signs of overdose. Learn about community resources.
    A FREE event to remember people who’ve died from overdose, support people who struggle with substance use, and work against substance use stigma.

    Virtual Zoom Information Session https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYsceGprT8oHd2S09EX03N_4zr9E9Cy-DrX

    12:05 p.m. Welcome by Dr. Kirk Young
    Crack Babies by Odd?Rod
    Evergreen Health – Ian Eastman
    Community Alliance for Suicide Prevention – Victoria Eckert
    HOPE Chautauqua – Kari Huels
    Resource Center – Amber Sigular
    CombatAddictionCHQ – Steve Kilburn
    CCMH Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene – Annie Rosenthal
    Prevention Works-Trish Whetstone
    The Chautauqua Center – Alicia Snow
    JCC Resources – Jamie Coccarelli and Barry Swanson

    Lindenhurst

    New York

    Activity: Lindy Cares Operation Medicine Cabinet!
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst NY
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Lindenhurst Community Cares Coalition, Inc.
    Contact: Lori-Ann Novello
    Phone: 5167240551
    Email: lindycareslcc@gmail.com

    Drug Take Back – Community Clean Up – Candlelight Vigil/Memorial

    Lockport

    New York

    Activity: 4th Annual Lockport Overdose Awareness Rally
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Veterans Park
    400 East Ave
    Lockport, NY 14094
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Lockport Overdose Awareness Rally
    Contact: Sean Millard
    Phone: 716-697-4347
    Email: lpoverdoserally@gmail.com

    Addiction does not discriminate. There is no face for addiction. With the world we live in today and the destruction of the opioid epidemic. Far too many families in this country and all over the world are being affected by overdose, including right here in Niagara, Orleans, Erie, & Genesee Counties.
    Because of this, the need to raise awareness is greater than ever! On August 31st, which is International Overdose Awareness Day, rallies are being held all over the world, including right here in Lockport, NY. This started in Australia in 2001, and rallies have been held every August 31st since. This is the 4th annual Lockport International Overdose Awareness Rally. With the support of Independent Living of Niagara County and countless individuals & organizations, we will be out at Veterans Park on Monday August 31, 2020 at 6:30pm…. (Across from Eastern Niagara Hospital).

    Addiction and Overdoses do not stop just because of Covid 19. In fact addiction and overdoses are on the rise. So we wanted to make sure the rally still went on, and give people a chance to remember and grieve their loved ones with other people feeling the same way. Due to covid 19 this years rally will only be 90 minutes and will look very different. We will maintain social distancing and will require masks. There will be no chairs, and no tents for organizations. No food being served.

    This event will include:

    • Speakers with a background in addiction.
    • Information on facilitates and organizations specializing in addiction will be available.
    • A remembrance table for photos of lost loved ones
    • Candlelight Vigil (free flame-less candles will be provided) with a bell ringing ceremony at dusk for every life lost to overdose in Niagara and surrounding counties for 2019 and 2020.
    • Purple shirts (the color of overdose awareness) will be sold $15.00 each or 2 for $25.00 or FREE if you lost a son or daughter. Proceeds will be donated to Addict to Addict Niagara (part of Independent Living of Niagara County).

    If anyone has any questions, please email us at lpoverdoserally@gmail.com. Anyone struggling with addiction or with a loved one suffering from addiction, we encourage you to come out and get additional information to help save a life.

    HELP BREAK THE STIGMA!!!!

    Multiple

    New York

    Activity: #EmpirePurple
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Multiple
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hudson Mohawk AHEC
    Contact: James Norton
    Phone: 5184802432
    Email: jnorton@hmahec.org

    So with Covid-19 we can’t do awareness walks, candle light vigils, etc. So we are hosting an event called #EmpirePurple where buildings and homes are asked to shine a purple light. This can be putting a purple filter over their spotlights or putting a purple light-bulb in a lamp by their window. The idea is to raise awareness of the Overdose awareness day and give people the opportunity to drive around and see all of the buildings in the area illuminated in purple.

    Nassau County

    New York

    Activity: Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Police Commissioner discuss increase in overdoses in 2020
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder on Monday discussed the increase in overdoses in 2020 and what the county is doing to fight opioid abuse

    NEW YORK

    New York

    Activity: Your Future is Bright
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 400 East 30th street New York N.Y
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: New York City Department of Homeless Services
    Contact: SUZETTE COLES
    Phone: 1-516 652-1361
    Email:

    Nacan Training and a day of remembrance

    New York

    New York

    Activity: Midtown Community Court and Partners: International Overdose Awareness Outreach Event in Times Square
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Duffy Square, between 46th & 47th St. on 7th Ave, New York, NY 10036
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Midtown Community Court
    Contact: Lauren Curatolo
    Phone: 347-232-4730
    Email: lcuratol@nycourts.gov

    MIDTOWN COMMUNITY COURT- Our team will distribute PPE, hygiene kits, and clothing supplies; offer naloxone administration training and distribution; and make linkages to on-site or off-site clinical services.

    RYAN HEALTH – RH will bring its mobile health unit to provide on-site medical services for people in need including screenings for Medication Assisted Treatment (Screens all patients age 18 and older, utilizing a standard screening tool for alcohol and substance use;Offers behavioral health services for addiction to anyone who screens positive for substance use disorder;Assesses if patients are appropriate for the MAT program; and Accepts any patient seeking substance abuse services who self-identifies as abusing opioids.) https://ryanhealth.org

    CENTER FOR URBAN COMMUNITY SERVICES – CUCS assist individuals with screenings for and applying to various benefits including health insurance, nutrition assistance such as SNAP and WIC, unemployment, rental freeze programs, and much more! https://www.cucs.org

    FOUNTAIN HOUSE – FH will table at the event to promote member services to people in need of mental health services. https://www.fountainhouse.org

    PROJECT STAY – PS will table at the event, providing resources to people in need of the services they offer. Project Stay serves young people between the ages of 14 and 24 who are: living with HIV, at high risk for HIV, Justice-involved, LGBTQIA+. https://www.nyp.org/acn/community-programs/project-stay

    REVCORE – RC will table at the event to help link people in need of substance abuse services/raise awareness about its work. https://revcorerecovery.com

    LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER – LGBT CC will table at the event to raise awareness about the services they offer including health and wellness programs, family support services, etc. https://gaycenter.org

    BREAKING GROUND – Staff will be present to engage the public. Breaking Ground’s mission is to strengthen individuals, families and communities by developing and sustaining exceptional supportive and affordable housing as well as programs for homeless and other vulnerable New Yorkers

    New York

    New York

    Activity: Interactive Memorial and Resource Table
    Date: 27/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Annenberg West Lobby, 1468 Madison Avenue, New York, NY, 10029
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: REACH Program At Mount Sinai Hospital
    Contact: Jeffrey Weiss
    Phone: 646-951-1693
    Email: reach@mountsinai.org

    From Thursday, August 27th to Thursday, September 3rd, we will have an interactive Memorial and Resource Table set up in the Annenberg West Lobby (1468 Madison Avenue) at the Mount Sinai Hospital. Participants can write letters to or tie ribbons on a tree for patients, clients, or loved ones who have been lost to overdose. There will also be a variety of resources about overdose, buprenorphine treatment, and the REACH program as well as our events available at the table.

    NY

    New York

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day at the Black River Drive-In Movie Theater
    Date: 11/09/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Black River Drive-In Movie Theater
    28035 NY-3
    Watertown, NY 13601
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Alliance for Better Communities
    Contact: Anita Seefried-Brown
    Phone: 315-788-4660
    Email: aseefried-brown@pivot2health.com

    Due to COVID-19 all activities were held virtually. The Alliance partnered with the Black River Drive-In Movie Theater to run the TRIBUTE TO OVERDOSE VICTIMS PowerPoint on a loop from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM until the previews were aired. The drive-in movie theater owner created a 30-minute preview show interspersed with the reading of the 2020 International Overdose Awareness Day Proclamation by the county administrator; messages by the Jefferson County District Attorney, Jefferson County Sheriff, and New York State Assemlyman. Additionally, 27 television ads the Alliance had created ranging from education about Narcan and how to obtain a Narcan reversal kit, Disease of Opioid Addiction, 911 Good Samaritan Law, as well as youth-oriented PSA’s regarding underage prescription drug use not prescribed by a doctor, and Safe Medication Disposal Box, were rotated throughout the preview show and intermissions.

    All adult occupants of cars coming through the gate received “swag bags” containing Alliance materials as well as materials from the two local addiction and mental health treatment facilities.

    Ogdensburg

    New York

    Activity: Narcan training – County wide
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Ogdensburg: Corner of Ford and State Street
    Canton: Canton Village Park, Park Street
    Potsdam: Ives Park Gazebo
    Massena: 56 Main Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Seaway Valley Prevention Council
    Contact: Bill Doyle
    Phone: 3157134861
    Email: bdoyle@svpc.net

    The Seaway Valley Prevention Council is hosting free Narcan (Naloxone) training in four areas of St. Lawrence County. We will have Narcan (Naloxone) trainers in front of the movie theater in Ogdensburg, 56 Main Street Massena, Ives Park Gazebo in Potsdam, and Canton Village Park in Canton.

    Piermont

    New York

    Activity: OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY REMEMBRANCE
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: TALLMAN BEACH AND POOL CLUB
    2 Tallman Mountain Road
    Sparkill, New York. 10976
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: FRIENDS OF RECOVERY ROCKLAND
    Contact: caren schwartz
    Phone: 8455482086
    Email: schwartz.caren@gmail.com

    Speakers, informational tables, remembrance candle lighting ceremony, posters display of loved ones who have passed from Substance Use Disorder.
    Food will be served.

    Rochester

    New York

    Activity: The 5th Annual Scotty B Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 27/02/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Martin Luther King Jr Park
    353 Court Street
    Rochester, NY 14607
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: S.O..A.R.S.,Inc
    Contact: Becky Baker
    Phone: 585-771-0896
    Email: overdoseday2017@gmail.com

    A community free awareness event w/treatment providers, insurance companies, recovery organizations, Grief support group, non profits, and grass roots, Narcan training, harm reduction, live music, food, memorial/remembrance service, Peer Support, Prevention, Mental Health Awareness, Kids area with games, face painting, & more

    Sand Lake

    New York

    Activity: Memorial Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 8448 Miller Hill Rd, Averill Park, NY 12018, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Nopiates Committee
    Contact: Kim Murdick
    Phone:
    Email: nopiatesevents@gmail.com

    The Nopiates Committee held a remembrance vigil and drive-through ceremony for people who have lost their lives from overdose.

    Saratoga Springs

    New York

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil and Narcan training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Congress Park, Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Recovery Advocacy in Saratoga
    Contact: Maureen Provost
    Phone: 5185878422
    Email: mkdprovost@aol.com

    Candlelight Vigil and Narcan training

    Shirley

    New York

    Activity: Pen Messages to lost loved ones
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Smith Point County Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Friends and family of overdose victims paid tribute to their loved ones as part of an emotional evening at Smith Point County Park Monday.

    On National Overdose Awareness Day, messages of love and loss were written on leaves and tossed into the water.

    Syracuse

    New York

    Activity: Prevention Network
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: 906 Spencer st Syracuse NY 13204. Event will take place in the back parking lot. Look for signs.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Prevention Network
    Contact: Jessica Mozo
    Phone: 3154711359
    Email: jmozo@preventionNetworkcny.org

    Join us on Monday, 8.31 from 3-7PM for socially distant, drive-thru Narcan training. Masked staff members will be available to Narcan train you without leaving your vehicle. Kits, training certifications, medication disposal bags, family support information, and educational material will be available and free of charge. Those without vehicles can receive masked, socially distant training at the event. Help reduce stigma and learn how you can be prepared to save a life with a spray.

    Syracuse

    New York

    Activity: Overdose Memorial Video
    Date: 06/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Virtual (Syracuse NY)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Prevention Network
    Contact: Ashley Dailey
    Phone: 3154711359
    Email: adailey@preventionnetworkcny.org

    Memorial video featuring lives lost to overdose from our community.

    Town of Islip

    New York

    Activity: Islip Goes Purple
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Town of Islip Heroin and Opioid Task Force
    Contact: MaryAnn Pfeiffer
    Phone: 631-587-5172
    Email: IslipGoesPurple@Gmail.com

    The Town of Islip Heroin and Opioid Task Force will be hosting a virtual International Overdose Awareness Day event on Zoom to kick off our Islip Goes Purple initiative. Islip Goes Purple is a month-long event, during which the hamlets and villages of the Town of Islip decorate their areas in purple to raise awareness for substance use disorder, and show their support for those who have lost family members and those who are struggling.

    Troy

    New York

    Activity: free naloxone and curbside pick-up.
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Rennselaer County Health Department
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Rennselaer County Health Department
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    free naloxone and curbside pick-up

    Watertown

    New York

    Activity: Jefferson County Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 05/09/2020
    Time: 09:00 pm
    Location: 167 Polk Street, Suite 320
    Watertown, NY 13601
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Alliance for Better Communities
    Contact: Anita Seefried-Brown
    Phone: 3157884660
    Email: aseefried-brown@pivot2health.com

    The Alliance for Better Communities partnered with a local Drive-In Movie Theater to combine the IODA with a family movie night. Elected officials, NYS Senator, NYS Assemblyman, Chairman, Jefferson County Board of Legislators (will read the Proclamation), Jefferson County District Attorney, Jefferson County Sheriff, Mayor, City of Watertown, Chief of Police, City of Watertown will videotape their remarks which will be played prior to the start of the move.

    Community members entering the ticket gate will receive a swag bag containing education and awareness materials about addiction, treatment, and recovery as well as opportunity to sign up for Narcan training.

    North Carolina

    Belews Creek

    North Carolina

    Activity: candle vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: 7505 Preston Rd Belews Creek NC 27009
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Belews Creek Cowboy Church
    Contact: jenny Tilley
    Phone: 336-595-3624
    Email: belewscreekcowboychurch@yahoo.com

    Candle light vigil. people telling they’re stories or honoring a loved one by speaking, or in song.

    BLACK MOUNTAIN

    North Carolina

    Activity: Artists Against Overdose
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Musicians for Overdose Prevention / National Harm Reduction Coalition
    Contact: JP Kennedy
    Phone: 8287136872
    Email: 505050John@gmail.com

    National Harm Reduction’s first-ever International Overdose Awareness Day Virtual Concert, Monday, August 31st. Partnering with Musicians For Overdose Prevention, this mini concert will feature 25 artists streaming short performances from around the globe, in order to raise funds for Harm Reduction Coalition’s national harm reduction work, including overdose prevention, policy, and program training. Some of the artists already announced include Speedy Ortiz, Diet Cig, Esther Rose, Partner, Top Nachos, Anjimile, Tongues of Fire, and Rich Girls, with many more to come in the coming days. The event will stream live on FaceBook.

    Fayetteville

    North Carolina

    Activity: Fayetteville Police Department recognise International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Fayetteville Police Department
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Monday is International Overdose Awareness Day – a day meant to reduce the stigma around overdoses and remember the lives lost to overdoses.

    Sgt. Jeremy Glass with the Fayetteville Police Department talks about what it’s like responding to an overdose call.

    Franklin

    North Carolina

    Activity: 7th Annual Night of Hope
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Full Circle Recovery Center, 3261 Georgia Road, Franklin, NCIn the parking lot to comply with COVID-19 restrictions. Free masks will be provided to anyone in need.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Full Circle Recovery Center, LLC
    Contact: Stephanie Almeida
    Phone: 617-828-9184
    Email: preventionrocks@gmail.com

    Join us for the 7th Annual Night of Hope, an International Overdose Awareness Day event.

    Let’s come together as a community to celebrate the lives of those in recovery, pray for those who are struggling, and remember loved ones we have lost from addiction and overdose.

    Event is free! Enjoy a free hot dog plate, free giveaways, free overdose training and naloxone.

    Create a luminary for your loved one and share you loved ones name to be read during the ceremony.

    Hendersonville

    North Carolina

    Activity: Henderson County uses grant to create OD response team
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Henderson County Health Department
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Monday is Overdose Awareness Day in North Carolina, and a federal grant is allowing Henderson County to create a Post Overdose Response Team, which is nicknamed PORT.

    Marion

    North Carolina

    Activity: IOAD Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: McDowell County Courthouse
    Address: 21 S Main St, Marion, NC 28752, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Marion East Community Forum
    Contact: Debora Workman
    Phone:
    Email:

    Marion Mayor Steve Little presented organiser Debora Workman with a proclamation declaring Monday International Overdose Awareness Day. Others in attended ioncluded Police Chief Allen Lawrence, Police Lt. Rusty Jenkins, Council member Ann Harkey and paramedic staff. Attendants held candles and walked in honor and memory of loved ones affected by drug overdose and dependence.

    Raleigh

    North Carolina

    Activity: IOAD NC Raleigh Rally for Change
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Due to Covid 19, this year’s event will be virtual. Please join our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/IOADRaleighNCRally – Or join our mailing list by emailing us at ioadraleighrally@gmail.com
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: NCAPDA (IOAD Raleigh NC)
    Contact: Randy Abbott
    Phone:
    Email: IOADraleighrally@gmail.com

    During the virtual event, you will hear from parents, siblings, and children that have been impacted by an overdose of a loved one. There will be music, resource rooms, and naloxone training. The event will end with the reading of names of our North Carolina Lost Loved Ones followed by a virtual candlelight vigil. There will also be an online photo loop as well.

    Watch for more information on registration and more. the event will begin at 5:00 pm EST and run through the end of the reading of names and candlelight vigil.

    Statesville

    North Carolina

    Activity: Iredell Overdose Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: 2172 Wilkesboro Highway
    Statesville, NC 28625
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drug-Alcohol Coalition of Iredell
    Contact: Jill McLelland
    Phone: 7048803350
    Email:

    Floaring candlelight vigil

    Waynesville

    North Carolina

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Haywood County
    Date: 31/10/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Haywood County Courthouse
    285 N Main St, Waynesville, NC 28786, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Michele Rogers, Lisa Falbo
    Phone:
    Email: info@theshareproject.org

    August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day. The SHARE Project is honored to be a part of remembering the 200 lives that are lost everyday to this disease. We are bringing our Banner display to the Historic Haywood County Courthouse lawn for the entire day. Please consider making it part of your day to stop past and see what the faces of addiction and overdose look like!

    Wilmington

    North Carolina

    Activity: Banner Display to Commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Bringing Addiction Crisis Knowledge offering families Focus
    Contact: Kathy Williams
    Phone:
    Email:

    A public banner display targeting people driving down driving down Holden Beach Road in Shallotte. Increasing public awareness of the lives of loved ones lost to overdose, to mark IOAD.

    North Dakota

    Minot

    North Dakota

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Virtual/Online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Aidan’s Promise Inc
    Contact: Mitzie Nay
    Phone:
    Email: mnay@aidanspromise.org

    This year, our event will be virtual. Please follow our Facebook page for details. We plan to have Overdose Awareness Day kits available in the days leading up to August 31st, International Overdose Awareness Day. The kits will include a memorial lantern and we hope to have participants share photos and videos of their tributes to people fighting substance use disorder and those we’ve lost to the disease.

    Ohio

    Cincinnati

    Ohio

    Activity: Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services Free Overdose Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: WKRC
    Phone:
    Email:

    Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services Free Overdose Training

    Columbus

    Ohio

    Activity: JustInTimeAwareness 3rd Annual IOAD Virtual Event
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: JustInTimeAwareness FaceBook Live
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: JustInTimeAwareness
    Contact: Melanie Schaeffer
    Phone:
    Email: justintimeawareness@gmail.com

    Due to COVID-19 restrictions we will be unable to host a public event this year. However, we are committed to recognizing the importance of this day and the following activitiies are planned for August 30 beginning at 6:00pm; FaceBook Live Tribute Wall, Facebook Live Candlelight Vigil, and words and music of remembrance. We invite you, from your home, to join us to watch FaceBook Live and join us during the activities from your home.

    If you or your family would like your loved one that lost their battle with addiction, to be remembered, honored and celebrated on the Tribute Wall, please email me at justintimeawareness@gmail.com or melanie_schaeffer@yahoo.com and I will provide you with all needed details.

    Overdose deaths are increasing due to COVID-19. This makes taking action to end overdose, more important than ever!

    Columbus

    Ohio

    Activity: YPR Columbus Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Goodale Park (gazebo)120 West Goodale Street

    Columbus, OH 43215
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Young People in Recovery
    Contact: Dana Fleetham
    Phone: 937-239-1032
    Email: columbusoh@youngpeopleinrecovery.org

    YPR Columbus will be providing candles, masks, and hand sanitizer. Please feel free to bring pictures, art, poems…whatever you feel is appropriate.

    After the candles are lit, we will take turns saying our loved ones’ names out loud. If you are unable to be there in person and would like us to read your loved one’s name on your behalf, please send their name to columbusoh@youngpeopleinrecovery.org.

    Columbus

    Ohio

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Community Resource Fair
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Franklin County Coroner’s Office
    2090 Frank Rd. Columbus, OH 43223
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Safe Point
    Contact: Emily Rodriguez
    Phone: 2169263457
    Email: emilyrodriguez@equitashealth.com

    We will be hosting an event to bring awareness to the increasing number of overdose deaths in the county. We will be providing educational information, resources for those actively battling addiction, free naloxone, and small treats! We will be placing purple flags in remembrance of those who have lost their lives to overdose.

    Hillsboro

    Ohio

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Hillsboro, Ohio
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hope for High County & Reach for Tomorrow
    Contact: Beth Bullock
    Phone:
    Email:

    Lantern release, and guest speakers in memory of those who have passed away from an overdose.

    Lexington

    Ohio

    Activity: Fusion Overdose Memorial Night
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Lexington Community Park, Plymouth St Lexington Oh.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: 419-565-5441
    Phone: jen.lemonjl@gmail.com
    Email: jen.lemonjl@gmail.com

    There is several speakers are planned some in recovery and one parent who lost a child. There is an open forum for everyone to who wants to take part can. There is a candle light prayer. Also we do a memorial sky lanterns and a drum circle to finish out the night. If you play a drum please feel to bring it along to join the circle.

    Lorain County

    Ohio

    Activity: Purple Flag Memorials Over County, Lighting Buildings Purple, Social Media Promotion of Overdose Awareness Day Video
    Date: 26/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Throughout Lorain County Ohio
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery Services Board of Lorain County
    Contact: Sarah Reinhold
    Phone: 440-233-2020
    Email: sreinhold@mharslc.org

    We will be doing a couple of different activities for the day.

    1. Display 89 flags to represent the 89 lives lost to Drug Overdose in 2019. This will be displayed in over 30 locations across Lorain County.
    2. Promoting wearing purple in these businesses across Lorain County.
    3. Ringing Church bells across Lorain County at 12pm for 89 seconds.
    4. Lighting multiple buildings purple across Lorain County on August 31st, 2020.
    5. Display and promoting a video on August 31st, highlighting recovery stories, those who have lost someone to overdose and connecting them to resources available in Lorain County, ultimately trying to provide hope to residents affected by drug overdose.

    Mount Vernon

    Ohio

    Activity: End Overdose in Knox County, Ohio
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: 501 South Main Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Knox Substance Abuse Action Team
    Contact: Tina Cockrell
    Phone: 740-392-2200
    Email: tcockrell@knoxhealth.com

    Members of the community are invited to a rememberance ceremony on the lawn at 501 South Main Street in Mount Vernon. Participants will be encouraged to social distance. Family members can bring photos of loved ones and stories to share about their loved ones. The footbridge, tower and viaduct will be lit in purple in memory of those lost to overdose. Additionally, online resources will be provided to secure naloxone in your home.

    Newark

    Ohio

    Activity: Memorial Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    A heart-felt event was held in Newark Monday night for International Overdose Awareness Day. Hundreds came together to share resources and tell personal stories of overdoses, and in some cases, loss.

    Port Clinton

    Ohio

    Activity: Ottawa County Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: 235 N Toussaint South Road
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ottawa County Drug-Free Collaborative
    Contact: Margaret Osborne
    Phone:
    Email: mosborne@ocbdd.org

    Due to the pandemic, this year we will have an online social media campaign.

    Portsmouth

    Ohio

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Procession
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: 1193 Fairground Road Lucasville, Ohio 45648 .
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Deborah Jones
    Phone: 7404038042
    Email: jones.1555@osu.edu

    Scioto County’s 1st Overdose Funeral Procession is scheduled to leave the Scioto County Fairground at 4:00PM and will travel Southbound on State Route 23, proceed through downtown Portsmouth, Oh and return to Scioto County Fairground.

    Sandusky

    Ohio

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Shoreline Park
    411 E Shoreline Dr
    Sandusky Ohio
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Project Noelle
    Contact: KELI CLARK
    Phone: 4192712107
    Email: projectnoellehelps@gmail.com

    Candlight Vigil for those lost to the disease of addiction. Speakers and lots of informative tables

    Springfield

    Ohio

    Activity: #endthestigma
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 1101 E. High St.
    Springfield, OH 45505
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Thrive Behavioral Health
    Contact: Julie Robinson
    Phone: 9375710592
    Email: jrobinson@thrivepeersupport.com

    We will have narcan training. We will also be passing out purple ribbons for everyone to wear, to honor those we have lost to an overdose. Please join us for lunch. We will provide hot dogs, chips and water. (while supplies last) We will also have 1 purple flag for each life lost to an overdose in Clark County Ohio.

    Sylvania

    Ohio

    Activity: ProMedica distributes Narcan to patients who are at risk of overdosing
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ProMedica
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    In light of International Overdose Awareness Day, ProMedica is on a mission to lower those numbers with emergency Narcan distribution kits, also known as Project PEND.

    Tiffin

    Ohio

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Candlelit Vigil
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: A Little Faith Ministries (in the parking lot)
    230 S. Washington St
    Tiffin Ohio
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Project Noelle
    Contact: KELI CLARK
    Phone: 4192712107
    Email: projectnoellehelps@gmail.com

    Information Tables, Speakers, Candlelight Vigil

    Toledo

    Ohio

    Activity: Chalk the Walk
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Talbot Clinical Services, LLC.
    732 Main St.
    Toledo, OH 43605
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Northwest Ohio Syringe Services
    Contact: Courtney Stewart
    Phone: 419-213-2655
    Email: stewartcr@co.lucas.oh.us

    Join us for Chalk the Walk on International Overdose Awareness Day!
    “A Time to Remember, A Time to Act.”

    Our community will come together to create a public art memorial for those we have lost to overdose. This event takes place in East Toledo, consistently one of the highest overdose neighborhoods in Northwest Ohio. We will gather at Talbot Clinical Services, LLC, a community hub for Harm Reduction and Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) services. Professional artists will create chalk art on the blacktop of the parking lot. Chalk will be provided for the community to leave messages and drawings on the surrounding public sidewalks.

    If you would like to remember a loved one who has died from an overdose, please fill out this form so their name can be chalked on the sidewalk and read aloud. A brief meditation and a moment of silence will accompany our reading of these names.
    https://forms.gle/s9pefgX65jhgzNKo8

    If you are an artist who would like to request a designated 3’x3′-6’x6′ space, please contact:
    Courtney Stewart
    Phone: 419-213-2655
    Email: stewartcr@co.lucas.oh.us

    *Chalk the Walk will follow all public health guidelines for social distancing. Face coverings are required. Throughout the day we will “go live” to interview the artists. We will also broadcast the brief meditation, reading of names, and moment of silence.

    Oklahoma

    Oklahoma City

    Oklahoma

    Activity: OKC International Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Scissortail Park – 300 Southwest 7th Street – Oklahoma City, OK 73109
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Substance Use Prevention Alliance
    Contact: Porsche Ray
    Phone: 4055485051
    Email: pray@dccca.org

    Join us in creating a community mural to remember those we have lost and spread hope. International Overdose Awareness Day will be hosted outside at the Robinson Lawn in Scissortail Park. There will be plenty of room to spread out and practice social distancing. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available and are encouraged.

    We are proud to partner with Catalyst Behavioral Health and Red Rock Behavioral Health to provide 100 resources bags including a free Naloxone Kit, Medication Disposal Bag, and other resources items. Registration is not required, but is encouraged to ensure you receive 1 of the 100 resource bags. Additionally, to limit touch points all bags will be assembled before the event making it simple to pick up one bag.

    Oregon

    Maine

    Oregon

    Activity: The Recovery Puzzla
    Date: 01/09/2020
    Time: 03:30 pm
    Location: Eastern Promenade, Cutter Street, Portland, Maine
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Radical Recovery Art Directive
    Contact: Glenn Simpson
    Phone:
    Email: radicalrecoveryartdirective@gmail.com

    For International Overdose Awareness Day, RRAD created a recovery puzzle memorial.

    259 pieces of the puzzle are spread out on the grass, each representing a drug overdose death in Maine.

    When each of these individual tragedies are joined, they show that they’re part of a much bigger issue.

    Medford

    Oregon

    Activity: Medford Community IOAD Gathering
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Max’s Mission
    Phone:
    Email:

    Medford Community IOAD Gathering

    Portland

    Oregon

    Activity: Naloxone Training Via Zoom
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Virtual, via Zoom
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: HIV Alliance
    Contact: Dane Zahner
    Phone: 541-228-8074
    Email: dzahner@allianceor.org

    HIV Alliance will be hosting eight 30-minute online overdose response trainings via Zoom in honor or National Overdose Awareness Day. Join us on Monday, August 31st to receive free naloxone training.

    Once you have completed the online training, you can pick up naloxone at any of our syringe exchange locations. See hivalliance.org for details on syringe exchange locations and schedules. For questions about this training, contact Dane Zahner at dzahner@allianceor.org or 541-228-8074.

    Salem

    Oregon

    Activity: ROCC Recovery and Outreach Center balloon release
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 2555 Silverton Road NE, Suite C, Salem, OR 97301
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The ROCC Recovery and Outreach Center
    Contact: Shannon Becker
    Phone:
    Email: info@roccsalem.org

    The ROCC Recovery and Outreach Center in Joplin are having a balloon release to remember those lost to overdose. And reminding those of us left behind to know the signs.

    Pennsylvania

    Altoona

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Highland Park IOAD Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Nicole Fuschino
    Phone:
    Email:

    Memorial at Highland Park

    Altoona

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Blair County International Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Highland Park
    Highland Park. 4719 5th Avenue Altoona, PA 16602
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Pennsylvania Recovery Organizations Alliance
    Contact: William Stauffer
    Phone:
    Email: billstauffer@pro-a.org

    Among the highlights will be the inaugural display of two quilts created by Blair County residents for the Pennsylvania Recovery Organisations Alliance’s “Our Lives Matter” project. Blair County’s regional quilt depicts 16 local lives lost to substance use disorder.

    Altoona

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Blair County International Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Highland Park
    Highland Park. 4719 5th Avenue Altoona, PA 16602
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Pennsylvania Recovery Organizations Alliance
    Contact: William Stauffer
    Phone:
    Email: billstauffer@pro-a.org

    Among the highlights will be the inaugural display of two quilts created by Blair County residents for the Pennsylvania Recovery Organisations Alliance’s “Our Lives Matter” project. Blair County’s regional quilt depicts 16 local lives lost to substance use disorder.

    Blairsville

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: 6th Annual Indiana County Overdose Awareness Virtual Vigil Video
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: This year is a virtual vigil video
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Blairsville (PA) Support Group Against Drugs
    Contact: Rebecca A Perkovich
    Phone: 7243881124
    Email: r.a.perky47@gmail.com

    Virtual Vigil Video – FaceBook/YouTube

    Bristol

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: PRO-ACT Overdose Awareness 2020
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Southern Bucks Recovery Community Center – 1286 Veterans Hwy, Suite D6-A , Bristol PA,19007
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: PRO-ACT
    Contact: Dan Bauer
    Phone:
    Email: Dbauer@councilsepa.org

    PRO-ACT at the Southern Bucks Recovery Community Center will host a Virtual Overdose Awareness Event for International Overdose Awareness Day. Starting on Monday August 24th and leading up to the closing Virtual Event on August 31st, the Community Center will provide Narcan Training and distribution during designated hours. We will practice safety precautions limiting the number of community members in the building at one time. The opportunity for members to place a ribbon with their loved ones name on it and have their picture taken with our memorial sign will be made available during the Narcan Training times. Our closing day August 31st will include a virtual line up of speakers and time for overdose education using PowerPoint slides provided by Penington Institute.

    Doylestown

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Opioid Education & Narcan Response – PCB Approved for 1.5 hours
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Council of Southeast PA, Inc.
    Contact: david fialko
    Phone:
    Email: dfialko@councilsepa.org

    August 31st, 2020 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    With the COVID 19 pandemic affecting many aspects of recovery supports and structures it is important that families and professionals educate themselves about how to respond to an opiate overdose.
    The Council is proud to offer this in depth look at opioids and narcan response presented by Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist David Fialko.

    This training provides:
    Insight into opioids
    Effects of opioid use
    How to respond to an opioid overdose

    The hour and half training is designed to provide caregivers, community members, families and professionals a better understanding of how to identify and respond to a opioid overdose.

    Instructions on how to receive a Free Dose of Narcan through the mail will be provided after the training. You will need to select the county you live in during the registration. You will also need to complete the post test and evaluation after the training.

    Gettysburg

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Adams County Proclamation with County Commissioners
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 233 West High St (updated from past events)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Adams County Overdose Awareness Task Force Center For Youth & Community Development
    Contact: Eileen Grenell
    Phone: 7173574439
    Email: acsaprevention@cfygettysburg.com

    8/26/31, Wednesday, 9 AM
    Proclamation: Adams County Commissioners, public meeting

    8/31/20, Monday, 7 PM
    2nd Annual Adams County International Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Walk: “A Time to Remember. A Time to Act.” – meeting at county courthouse in Gettysburg, PA @ 7 PM and walking to GARA Rec Park amphitheater for short program (comments from family survivors and other community members), individually wrapped cookies and bottled water provided, along with prepared bags of literature; will be walking by building under construction to be ready by the end of 2020 as new Mercy House Recovery Center (for men)

    Harrisburg

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: PA Team Sharing Rally to Pennsylvania Capitol
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Pennsylvania State Capitol Complex,
    Front steps,
    501 North 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: PA Team Sharing
    Contact: Tracy Martin
    Phone: 410-937-4799
    Email: doveracer@gmail.com

    Rally on the Step of the State Capitol
    10am- Opening with Prayer
    10:15- Display of Angels
    10:20- Introduction of Speakers
    10:30- Speakers
    12:00 – Angel Name Reading
    2:00 – Rally closing
    * Banner display of all the Angels of the parents in Pennsylvania
    * Children’s activities

    Harrisburg

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Flags fly at half mast to remember those lost
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Governors Office – Commonwealth Flag
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    The Wolf Administration’s Opioid Command Center is encouraging all Pennsylvanians to participate by taking a moment to remember those lost. The Governor’s office has also asked that all Commonwealth flags fly at half-staff in recognition of the Pennsylvanians who lost their lives due to SUD.

    Johnstown

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Service
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Point Park overlooking the Stone Bridge
    100 Washington St.
    Johnstown, PA
    15901Virtually – https://www.facebook.com/CambriaCountyDrugCoalition/
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cambria County Drug Coalition
    Contact: Natalie Kauffman
    Phone: 8142419999
    Email: natalie.kauffman@drugcoalition.org

    We will stream our International Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Service from Point Park overlooking the Stone Bridge in Downtown Johnstown at 7pm on Monday, August 31st via Facebook Live.

    Music, Speakers and a Faith Based Vigil will remember the lives of loved ones lost to substance use disorder and honor the surviving families. The Stone Bridge will be lit in purple at dusk.

    Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Organization
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: https://www.facebook.com/HospiceandCommunityCare/
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hospice & Community Care
    Contact: Patti Anewalt, Director of the Pathways Center for Grief & Loss
    Phone: 717-391-2412
    Email: panewalt@hospicecommunity.org

    This year’s event will be held virtually through Zoom to ensure the utmost safety for all attending.

    Dr. Mitchell Crawford, bereaved family member and Director of Addiction Services for WellSpan Philhaven will be our Keynote Speaker. The title of his talk is “Overdose: Finding Your Path After Tragedy.” His talk will be followed by a Question and Answer period and we will hold a Closing Memorial and candle lighting, accompanied by musician Deeter Lutz. Children & teens are welcome. During the program Pathways Children’s Grief counselors will meet separately with children ages 5-13 to make a commemorative tile. If children will attend, adults need to pick up the supplies for their craft activity by Friday August 28 at the Pathays Center for Grief & Loss, 4075 Old Harrisburg Pike, Mount Joy PA between 8:00 and 4:00 p.m. If children attend they must be old enough to use Sharpies without supervision and the family would need two devices (smart phone, computer, ipad) and a good internet connection.

    Call the Pathways Center or email Patti Anewalt to register and obtain the Zoom link.

    Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Pennsylvania State Capitol
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Pennsylvania Opioid Command Center
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Pennsylvania’s Opioid Command Center encouraged all Pennsylvanians to participate during International Overdose Awareness Day, celebrated annually on August 31, in remembering those who have lost their battle with substance use disorder.

    International Overdose Awareness Day 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 died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

    PHILADELPHIA

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: NALAXONE TRAINING
    Date: 20/10/2020
    Time: 06:02 pm
    Location: 112 East Allegheny Avenue, Philadelphia. P.A. 19134
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: APM
    Contact: MARIA M. CANELA
    Phone: 18566551915
    Email: m.canelamd@hotmail.com

    Training (overdose identification/Naloxone/Narcan)

    Pittsburgh

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Virtual
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Addiction Medicine, Allegheny Health Network
    Contact: Mark Fuller MD
    Phone: 412-359-3743
    Email: Mark.Fuller@ahn.org

    Zoom Call. Inform people of the purpose of International Overdose Awareness Day. Have several speakers talk about overdose and prevention. Have a memorial at the end for those we have lost.

    Rigdway

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Luminary Service
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Elk County Courthouse
    250 Main St, Ridgway, PA 15853, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mecca-Mann Mission
    Contact: Kelin Dauber
    Phone:
    Email: themmmission@gmail.com

    In light of International Drug Overdose Awareness Day, Messengers Supporting Recovery and Mecca-Mann Mission hosted a luminary service at the Elk County Courthouse Monday.

    Shamokin

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Gaudenzia Residential Center – (tree planting ceremony) 500 Northumberland County Drive, Coal Township, PA
    Claude Kehler Park – (recovery stories speaker event, Narcan distribution) 578 W. Arch St, Shamokin, PA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way
    Contact: Stephanie Thomas
    Phone: 5709880993
    Email: admin@gsvuw.org

    Tree planting ceremony & recovery stories speaker event with free Narcan distribution.
    Special attendees to both locations were the current Miss America – Camille Schrier & Netflix docuseries star of “The Pharmacist” Dan Schneider.

    Shippensburg

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Prayer Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: The Harbor – a sober bar and recovery house
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Harbor
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    The Harbor, a sober bar and recovery house in Shippensburg, held a prayer vigil to mark International Overdose Awareness Day

    Stroudsburg

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Memorial Drive
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Event begins at the Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church, 915 North 5th Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Rays of Hope for Addiction
    Contact: Debra Hartley
    Phone: 6107516638
    Email: dlh304@yahoo.com

    This is a COVID conscious event – Masks and Social Distancing Required

    Participants gather at their vehicles in the parking lot of the Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church. Washable window paint will be provided to write messages honoring loved ones lost to overdose, and messages of love and hope.

    The event begins with the vehicle docorating, a dedication and proclomation read by the county commissioner, a NARCAN training and distribution, provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, a prayer for the lives lost, for those still struggling with addiction, for the families, and Emergency First Responders. Then the start of the Drive will begin with a motorcade procession lead by local Emergency First Responder vehicles with lights flashing followed by participant vehicles with 4 way lights flashing. The Drive will proceed down 5th Street, turn right onto Main Street, turn right onto Route 611 North, turn right onto Phillips Street and turn left into the Agency”s Parking lot at 724 Phillips Street in Stroudsburg where it will end and participants will disperse.

    Participants will receive a gratitude bag of treats and literature with local recourses for help and support.

    Event can be viewed on FACEBOOK Live @StoudsburgWes or INSTAGRAM #raysofhopeforaddiction

    Wilkes Barre

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: New Roots Recovery Support Center
    121 Water Street Wilkes Barre Pa 18072
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: New Roots Recovery Support Center
    Contact: Ashlynn
    Phone: 570-262-3268
    Email: aheller@newrootspa.org

    We held an Overdose Awareness Day, where we brought our members and the community together to make awareness of the rising overdoses in our area and the country overall during a world wide pandemic. We did a Remembrance Tree that we had painted on the wall of our center for our members and people of the community to be able to come in and write names of loved ones we have lost to this horrific disease, so they would be remembered daily by everyone whom walks through our doors.

    Wilkes-Barre

    Pennsylvania

    Activity: Remembrance tree
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: New Roots
    ​121 Water Street
    Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: New Roots Recovery Support Center
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email: information@newrootspa.org

    For International Overdose Awareness Day, members of New Roots Recovery Support Center held an event to raise awareness of tragic and preventable death due to overdose.

    Guests honored loved ones who have lost their battles with addiction and those who overcame.

    A remembrance tree for people to come in and write to somebody that they lost to an overdose or even who’s recovered from an overdose.

    Rhode Island

    State- Wide

    Rhode Island

    Activity: State Wide IOAD Naloxone distribution
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Downtown Providence
    25 dorrance st. Providence R.I 02903
    Among many other locations
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Project Weber/Renew, RICARES, Parent Support Network, ACOS, CODAC, PONI, Anchor, and many more.
    Contact: Ashley Perry
    Phone: 401-383-4888
    Email: Info@weberrenew.org

    Many Harm reduction, Treatment, and Social service agency’s are banning together this IOAD with a goal of distributing 1000 narcan kits through out our state. Targeting venues like supermarkets, shopping malls ,transportation hubs and other public places.

    West Warwick

    Rhode Island

    Activity: Community Overdose Awareness Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: (Majestic Gazebo) Center of Arctic, West Warwick, RI
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: West Warwick Health Equity Zone
    Contact: Cathy Schultz
    Phone: 401-615-2800 ext. 4963
    Email: cathys@thundermisthealth.org

    West Warwick Health Equity Zone’s Overdose Prevention and Recovery Workgroup will be holding its 2nd annual Community Overdose Awareness Community Candlelight Vigil, which includes a Banner Signing and t-shirts. Your choice of #No More Stigma and #End Overdose RI.

    South Carolina

    Columbia

    South Carolina

    Activity: Gov. Henry McMaster proclamation
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    In honor of IOAD, Gov. Henry McMaster proclaimed Aug. 31 as Overdose Awareness Day throughout the state, and September as Recovery Month.

    Mt Pleasant

    South Carolina

    Activity: Light the Way for Hope
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 857 COLEMAN BLVD., SUITE D
    MT. PLEASANT, SC 29464
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Wake Up Carolina
    Contact: Nancy Steadman Shipman
    Phone:
    Email: info@wakeupcarolina.org

    WakeUp Carolina partnered with the Mt. Pleasant Police Department and the Charleston Center for the second annual ‘Light the Way for Hope’ event.

    The virtual event paid tribute to lives lost, and also helped reduce the stigma around drug-related deaths.

    Outside Mount Pleasant Town Hall, bags were lit up with the name of each person who lost their life.

    Rock Hill

    South Carolina

    Activity: Keystone IOAD -Narcan Distribution Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:30 am
    Location: 1600 Ebenezer Road Rock Hill, South Carolina 29732
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Keystone Substance Abuse Services
    Contact: Alexandra Greenawalt
    Phone: 803-323-6878
    Email: info@keystoneyork.org

    ROCK HILL, SC- International Overdose 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 died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. IOAD spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable. In honor of IOAD, Keystone is hosting a socially distant drive-thru event on Aug. 31st from 8:30 am- 4:30 pm at 1600 Ebenezer Rd. Rock Hill, SC 29732. Keystone will provide a free luminary bag to honor family and friends who have died by an overdose, Narcan to prevent future overdoses, educational materials & resources to York County support groups, and at-home Deterra drug deactivation bags for unused or expired medications. All in the hopes to SAVE LIVES!

    We hope the community will join us to remember the lives of those who were lost to an overdose. We encourage people to show their support by wearing purple, changing their porch light to a purple bulb, or tying a purple ribbon to their tree or mailbox. The City of Rock Hill is supporting IOAD by lighting the Main Street water tower purple that evening. Keystone and the people of York County are joining a global movement for understanding, compassion, and change.

    South Dakota

    Sioux Falls

    South Dakota

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: 1004 E Ridge Rd 1004 E Ridge Rd
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Melissa Flynn
    Phone: 16053767701
    Email: flynnmel102@yahoo.com

    I am a volunteer for Addiction Policy Forum, Emily’s Hope and Face It TOGETHER. I am organizing a candlelight vigil to be held at a local church in Sioux Falls, SD. The Ransom Church, Freedom Ministries.

    Tennessee

    Alamo

    Tennessee

    Activity: #endoverdose
    Date: 01/09/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Crockett County Courthouse Lawn
    1 South Bells St.
    Alamo, TN 38001
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Crockett County Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Melesa Lassiter
    Phone: 7318197603
    Email: melesa@martinhousing.org

    Prescription Drug Take Back (bring your used & expired meds for disposal)
    FREE Medication Lock Boxes—prevent accidental overdoses & pilfering
    FREE Virtual Overdose Response Training & resources for Narcan (Naloxone) Kits

    CONTACT FREE

    Camden

    Tennessee

    Activity: #endoverdose
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Camden Police Department
    119 West Main St.
    Camden, TN 38320
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Benton County Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Melesa Lassiter
    Phone: +7318197603
    Email: melesa@martinhousing.org

    Prescription Drug Take Back (bring your used & expired meds for disposal)
    FREE Medication Lock Boxes—prevent accidental overdoses & pilfering
    FREE Virtual Overdose Response Training & resources for Narcan (Naloxone) Kits

    CONTACT FREE

    Carthage

    Tennessee

    Activity: TN Save a Life Naloxone Use Training
    Date: 12/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 115 Water Street Carthage, TN 37030
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: TN Regional Overdose Prevention Specialists 3N
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 615-588-1622
    Email: Sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Naloxone Use Training

    Carthage

    Tennessee

    Activity: Lights for Recovery
    Date: 24/09/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Historic Courthouse
    211 Main St. N
    Carthage, TN 37030
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: TN Regional Overdose Prevention Specialists; SCDPC
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 6155881622
    Email: Sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Candlelight Vigil and Naloxone Use Training

    Carthage

    Tennessee

    Activity: Naloxone Use Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Historic Courthouse
    Carthage, TN 37030
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Smith County Drug Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 615-588-1622
    Email: sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Naloxone Use Training

    Celina

    Tennessee

    Activity: Naloxone Use Training and Drug Take Back Event
    Date: 26/09/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 139 East Lake Avenue
    Celina, TN 38551
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 615-588-1622
    Email: Sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Naloxone Use Training and Drug Take Back Event

    Chattanooga

    Tennessee

    Activity: Social Media Campaign
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Social Media, Virtual Event
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Hamilton County Coalition
    Contact: Calandra Smith
    Phone: 423-305-1449
    Email: calandra.smith@hccoalition.org

    We are going to be hosting a social media challenges. We will be having a purple sand challenge, which was inspired by the red sand project that is used for raising awareness on human trafficking by placing red sand in the cracks of the sidewalks. We are going to have purple sand and use the sand to raise awareness on overdoses and addiction through social media. We will have video testimony from love ones who have been affected by overdose and survivors. We will provide information and education materials to various churches to provide during Sunday August 30th services.

    Cookeville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Naloxone Use Training
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 am
    Location: 2535 N. Washington Ave
    Cookeville, TN 38501
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ROPS 3N, Power of Putnam, Children’s Advisory Board
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 615-588-1622
    Email: sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Naloxone Use Training

    Crossville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Naloxone Use Training and Community Health and Resource Fair
    Date: 12/09/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Community Complex
    1398 Livingston Rd
    Crossville, TN 38555
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cumberland County Rising
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 615-588-1622
    Email: Sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Naloxone Use Training and Community Health Fair

    Dyersburg

    Tennessee

    Activity: #endoverdose
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Dyer County Sheriff’s Office
    401 East Cedar Street
    Dyersburg, TN 38024
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Prevention Alliance of Dyersburg and Dyer County
    Contact: Melesa Lassiter
    Phone: 7318197603
    Email: melesa@martinhousing.org

    Prescription Drug Take Back (bring your used & expired meds for disposal)
    FREE Medication Lock Boxes—prevent accidental overdoses & pilfering
    FREE Virtual Overdose Response Training & resources for Narcan (Naloxone) Kits

    CONTACT FREE

    dyersburg

    Tennessee

    Activity: Rx Take Back & Virtual Narcan Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:12 am
    Location: 401 East Cedat Street, Dyersburg TN
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Prevention Alliance of Dyersburg & Dyer County
    Contact: Christi Bane
    Phone: 7316764307
    Email: paddcoordintor@gmail.com

    CONTACT FREE Rx Take Back and CONTACT FREE Virtual Narcan Training

    Elizabethton

    Tennessee

    Activity: conversation about substance abuse
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Zoom
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Carter County Drug Prevention
    Contact: Jilian Reece
    Phone: 4233428008
    Email: ccdpdirector@outlook.com

    Carter County Drug Prevention hosts a forum for anyone effected by or interested in learning more about and decreasing stigma around substance abuse. Panelists Rachel Roden of First Judicial District Felony Recovery Court, Sherry Barnett, Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist, Kim Crowder of Kingsport Family Recovery, Craig Forrester of Recovery Resources, Polly Jessen of Frontier Health, Scott Vaughn, Intuitive Reader and Energy Healer and Lisa Taylor, family substance abuse survivor will share stories and resources with participants.
    This event is part of CCDP’s “conversations” on hot topics series and being held in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day. .

    Franklin

    Tennessee

    Activity: Medication Lockboxes Distribution Around County
    Date: 26/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Fairview TN, Nolensville, TN, Franklin, TN
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Williamson Co. Anti-Drug Coalition
    Contact: Kim Tyner
    Phone:
    Email: ktyner@wcadctn.org

    WCADC partnered with three local small agencies to distribute Medication Lockboxes to their customers in need. WCADC also provided those pharmacies with information on overdoses and talking to your kids about drugs for distribution. WCADC also partnered with WAVES and a local Hospice organization to provide lockboxes to their houses.

    Gainesboro

    Tennessee

    Activity: Overdose Awareness and Remembrance Naloxone Use Training
    Date: 14/09/2020
    Time: 04:30 pm
    Location: 705 S Grundy Quarles Hwy
    Gainesboro, TN 38562
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Jackson County Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 615-588-1622
    Email: Sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Overdose Awareness/Addiction Resource Drive thru event with Naloxone Use Training.

    Gallatin

    Tennessee

    Activity: Mayor Paige Brown proclamation
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Virtual meeting
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: angela.burnside@gallatin-tn.gov
    Phone:
    Email:

    Mayor Paige Brown to present a proclamation for International Overdose Awareness Day, observed on Aug. 31. The mayor’s proclamation will help inform the public of the growing opioid epidemic.

    Huntingdon

    Tennessee

    Activity: #endoverdose
    Date: 03/09/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Cash Saver
    20150 East Main St.
    Huntingdon, TN 38344
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Carroll County Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Melesa Lassiter
    Phone: 7318197603
    Email: melesa@martinhousing.org

    Prescription Drug Take Back (bring your used & expired meds for disposal)
    FREE Medication Lock Boxes—prevent accidental overdoses & pilfering
    FREE Virtual Overdose Response Training & resources for Narcan (Naloxone) Kits

    CONTACT FREE

    Huntington

    Tennessee

    Activity: Huntington Virtual Day of Hope
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Cece and Bobby Brown
    Phone:
    Email:

    The Marshall University Collegiate Recovery Community and West Virginia Collegiate Recovery Network are joining for a one-day event that will focus on reducing the stigma around overdoses, increasing awareness for recovery support in West Virginia and remembering the lives of those who have been lost to an overdose.

    Jackson

    Tennessee

    Activity: International Drug Overdose Awareness Day Narcan Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:30 am
    Location: Zoom online event
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Jackson-Madison Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Kristen Wilson
    Phone: 731-694-0502
    Email: Kristen@jmprevent.org

    Learn the signs of opioid overdose and how to administer the opioid overdose reversal drug, Naloxone.
    About this Event
    Training available multiple times during the day that can be chosen at registration.
    Join us on International Overdose Awareness Day for a combination Narcan and Count It! Lock It! Drop It! training!
    Presented by Mark Mason, Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist for R6S, Southwest TN.
    Mark Mason is a Humboldt TN native. He has been with the Jackson Madison Prevention Coalition since April 2019 as the Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist (ROPS) of Region 6 South, covering all of Southwest Tennessee. His goal as a ROPS is to educate the public, medical community, law enforcement, first responders, those with Substance Use Disorders and their family on how to use the opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone (Narcan). He trains and equips individuals with the life saving drug Naloxone (Narcan). Naloxone is a prescription medication used for the treatment of an opioid emergency such as an overdose or a possible opioid overdose along with always calling 911.

    Narcan Training by Mark Mason. Drop It – Count It – Lock It  training by Kristen Wilson.  Sessions at 9.30am, 1.30pm and 6.30pm

    Knoxville

    Tennessee

    Activity: TN Candlelight Virtual Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Zoom – Knoxville
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Tennessee Overdose Prevention
    Contact: Nancy Daniels
    Phone: 8655994776
    Email: TNOverdosePrevention@gmail.com

    Tennessee Overdose Prevention is partnering with LINKED to host our 6th annual International Overdose Awareness Day Event on August 31st, 2020 at 7:30 PM EDT. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our event will be live-streamed over Zoom. Participants must pre-register for the event.

    2020 International Overdose Awareness Day

    Our main activity will be the Candlelight Virtual Vigil. At the end of our Remembering slideshow, we are asking everyone to participate by lighting their own candle in honor of those lost to addiction, including overdose, suicide, and other effects of substance use disorder.

    “In preparation for the event, our non-profit partner, LINKED, has tagged over 200 resources (of 25,000+ resources) to show you more information on IOAD activities and events across the country and ideas for community such as turning homes, bridges, and buildings purple, flying flags at half-mast, and having the message on the back of buses.

    These resources may direct you to overdoseday.com to see the Activities, Ideas, the History of this event or to see the 2020 Activities for your state. Some of the activities and events may be a part of IOAD but not listed on the overdoseday.com site yet.

    To find these resources and more information, visit our website
    https://www.youarelinked.org/2020-international-overdose-awareness-day/”

    Another way to find additional information is to search the following hashtags on your browser or on social media with the following hashtags.
    #IOAD2020VirtualVigil
    #IOAD2020
    #IOAD2020EventsTN
    #IOAD2020Purple
    #IOAD2020Ideas
    #IOAD2020Flags

    We hope to turn a photo of the Zoom Candlelight Virtual Vigil into a digital billboard to remember those we’ve lost.

    Activities leading up to the Candlelight Virtual Vigil on August 31.:

    BILLBOARDS
    We hope to turn a photo of the Zoom Candlelight Virtual Vigil into a billboard to remember those we’ve lost.
    TOP will have at least 15 Narcan and Recovery billboards this year on Clinton Highway by Walmart and in Solway by the bridge going to Knoxville.

    Click on the following link to see our billboards from 2016-2020
    https://www.tnoverdoseprevention.org/billboards”

    MAPPING OUR LOST LOVED ONES

    “As a part of our International Overdose Awareness Day celebration, we have started a social media campaign to honor loved ones lost to overdose. We are using Jeremiah Lindemann’s Celebrating Lost Loved Ones map. Please add your loved ones and then share the link with two more people, so more people will be able to honor their loved ones.
    https://www.youarelinked.org/remembering/”

    TURNING YOUR COMMUNITY PURPLE
    TOP has joined with other communities who are turning landmarks and lights purple in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day. TOP has continued their Facebook group called “Turning Your Community Purple 2018, 2019, 2020 that you can use to share photos of your homes, bridges and buildings turning purple and to be linked to other groups encouraging us to light up their homes and their community purple.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1542220495898776/?ref=share

    PROCLAMATION & FLAGS AT HALF-MAST

    The Tennessee Senate has signed a proclamation officially recognizing August 31st as International Overdose Awareness Day.

    TOP created templates for an Overdose Awareness Day Proclamation and Flying our Flags at Half-Mast. These can be edited to send to governmental and city officials in other states and cities. Please contact TOP if you know a mayor or other local official with whom you could share these documents. We will share our template.

    Knoxville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Candelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: City County Building at the Hill Avenue entrance.
    400 Main Street Knoxville, TN 3790
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drug Overdose Support Group
    Contact: Tracee Smith
    Phone: 865-215-3875
    Email: tracee.smith@knoxcounty.org

    The Drug Overdose Support Group invites the community to attend the Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil to remember loved ones who have lost their lives to a drug overdose.
    The vigil will be held outside the City County Building at the Hill Avenue entrance.
    All participants are asked to following social distancing guidelines, including wearing a mask.
    Families and friends in attendance will have the opportunity to share a photo, along with the name and age, of their loved ones during the ceremony.
    If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Tracee Smith at 865-215-3875 or tracee.smith@knoxcounty.org.

    Knoxville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Knox County Health Department recognises IOAD in 2020
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Knox County Health Department, 140 Dameron Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: KCHD Senior Director and Public Health Officer Dr. Martha Buchanan
    Phone:
    Email:

    Knox County Health Department recognises International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31st.

    The City of Knoxville will illuminate the pedestrian bridge over Henley Street, in purple, to recognise IOAD 2020.

    Lafayette

    Tennessee

    Activity: Naloxone Use Training
    Date: 12/09/2020
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Rite Aid Parking Lot
    320 Hwy 52W
    Lafayette, TN 37083
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Macon County Prevention Coalition with ROPS 3N
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 615-588-1622
    Email: Sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Naloxone Use Training and Resources in cooperation with Macon County EMS, Macon Co Prevention Coalition, and RiteAid Pharmacy.

    Lawrenceburg

    Tennessee

    Activity: Free Narcan Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: 240 West Gaines St
    Ste 9
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: LCSAP Coalition
    Contact: Alesha Harris
    Phone: 9312445533
    Email: alharris@lawcotn.org

    We will be hosting a NARCAN training and providing free NARCAN from 8:00am -11:30am. There will also be resources from different agencies available this day!

    Lawrenceburg

    Tennessee

    Activity: Opoid Informational And Narcan Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 240 W. Gaines St.
    Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Matt Brown
    Phone: 931-308-5674
    Email: matt.brown.rops@gmail.com

    We will be partnering with the Lawrence County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition and setting up a tent at the Lawrence County Courthouse to do Narcan Trainings and provide outreach and education to prevent overdoses.

    Lebanon

    Tennessee

    Activity: Narcan Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 01:30 pm
    Location: 102 E. Main Street, Rm 102
    Lebanon, TN 37087
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: DrugFree WilCo
    Contact: Michael Bare
    Phone: 919-698-2306
    Email: mbare@wcadctn.org

    Narcan training from our Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist for the 5 county area including Wilson County

    Lenoir City

    Tennessee

    Activity: Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Fountain in downtown Loudon, TN
    504 Grove St, Loudon, TN 37774
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Prevention Alliance of Loudon County
    Contact: Victoria Cowell
    Phone: 865-816-8445
    Email: tpaloudonco@gmail.com

    On Monday, August 31 at 7 pm, we are hosting a candlelight vigil to admire the survivors, support the fighters (1 in 6 battle addiction in TN), and honor the taken. Wear purple, tie a ribbon on your mailbox or tree, place a purple wreath on your door, or come in person to our vigil. We will have live music, educational information, and activities and culminate with a candlelight vigil.

    Madisonville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Overdose Prevention TrainINg with Naloxone Distribution
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Monroe County Prevention and Wellness Coalition
    615 Warren Street
    Madisonville TN, 37354
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Marissa Valentine
    Phone: 8656794506
    Email: marissa.sccrops@gmail.com

    Overdose Prevention Training with Naloxone distribution in collaboration with the Monroe County Prevention and Wellness Coalition.This is a minimal contact drive thru event with coalition resources and a drug take back event in addition to the naloxone training.

    Madisonville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Overdose Awareness & Prevention Event
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 615 Warren St.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Monroe County Prevention & Wellness Coalition
    Contact: Gabrielle McConkey
    Phone:
    Email: gabbie.mchc@gmail.com

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    Martin

    Tennessee

    Activity: #endoverdose
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Walmart Supercenter
    134 Courtright Rd.
    Martin, TN 38237
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Weakley County Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Melesa Lassiter
    Phone: +7318197603
    Email: melesa@martinhousing.org

    Prescription Drug Take Back (bring your used & expired meds for disposal)
    FREE Medication Lock Boxes—prevent accidental overdoses & pilfering
    FREE Virtual Overdose Response Training & resources for Narcan (Naloxone) Kits

    CONTACT FREE

    Maryville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Overdose Prevention Training with Naloxone Distribution
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: The Smithview Pavillion
    601 Smithview Drive
    Maryville TN, 37803.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Marissa Valentine
    Phone: 8656794506
    Email: marissa.sccrops@gmail.com

    I will be providing Overdose Prevention Training with Naloxone distribution in collaboration with Be Aware Blount. This is a minimal contact drive thru event form 6:00-8:00pm on the evening of August 31, 2020.

    Memphis

    Tennessee

    Activity: IOAD bell ringing awareness event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Hope Church, 8500 Walnut Grove Rd, Cordova, TN 38018
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: A Betor Way
    Contact: LIsa Bobal
    Phone: 9016269685
    Email: lisa@abetorway.org

    Families and friends will come together for a moment of silence and then a bell ringing at 7:30 pm in memory of all those we have lost to overdose. We will also have free Narcan training after the event.

    Milan

    Tennessee

    Activity: #endoverdose
    Date: 04/09/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: YMCA
    5207 Industrial Dr.
    Milan, TN 38358
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Milan Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Melesa Lassiter
    Phone: 7318197603
    Email: melesa@martinhousing.org

    Prescription Drug Take Back (bring your used & expired meds for disposal)
    FREE Medication Lock Boxes—prevent accidental overdoses & pilfering
    FREE Virtual Overdose Response Training & resources for Narcan (Naloxone) Kits

    CONTACT FREE

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Day of Remembrance
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: 6030 Neighborly Drive
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Nashville Recovery Center
    Contact: Mitzi Dawn
    Phone: 6154242600
    Email: unicorn@nashvillerecoverycenter.com

    We are asking on social media for people to send names and pictures of loved ones they want remembered. The day of, we will read the names and add the to the IOAD wall of remembrance. We will also have some speakers and musicians.

    A limited amount of public can participate in person (50 with social distancing and masks) and we will live stream the event for those at home.

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: DrugFree WilCo Presents: International Opioid Awareness Day Naloxone Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 01:30 pm
    Location: Online Via Zoom Link
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Michael Bare
    Phone: 9196982306
    Email: mbare@wcadctn.org

    Please join us on International Opioid Awareness Day for a Middle TN training via Zoom to raise awareness about the Opioid Epidemic and the lifesaving benefits of Naloxone.

    Naloxone is the best and only way to reverse and opioid overdose with no negative side effects. The only way to misuse Naloxone is not to use it! Access to Naloxone will be provided after the meeting for all participants.

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Overdose Awareness in TN – A Homegrown Solution
    Date: 03/09/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 1704 Charlotte Ave
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Nashville Prevention Partnership
    Contact: Monti Herring
    Phone: 6154953175
    Email: monti@nashvilleprevention.org

    This event will occur during the week of International Overdose Awareness. Attendees will be given the opportunity to meet Regional Overdose Prevention Specialists (ROPS) from their respective counties, and participate in group discussions. They will also have an opportunity to ask experts questions related to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), the recovery court system, faith-based recovery, as well as Lifeliners and Navigators from across the state.
    Receive your Naloxone certification and learn what resources are available for you, a friend, or family member with Substance Use Disorder (SUD). You are NOT alone.
    This is a collaborative event through the dedicated efforts of; TN Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS), BlureCare TN (BCT), Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug & other Addicted Substances (TAADAS), Nashville Prevention Partnership (NPP)

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: End the Syndemic Tennessee: IOAD Panel Discussion
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Virtual event hosted on WebEx
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: End the Syndemic Tennessee
    Contact: Amber Coyne
    Phone:
    Email: endthesyndemic.tn@tn.gov

    Join us on International Overdose Awareness Day 2020 as we recognize the complexities of overdose in Tennessee and how it intersects with HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and viral hepatitis. Hear from four incredible local leaders serving as Tri-chairs for End the Syndemic Tennessee talk about their experiences across the state.
    Register: https://tngov.webex.com/tngov/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef365f4e2328b54a80281ab6921ba7855

    Nashville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Tennessee Save a Life Overdose Prevention Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: virtual hosted on WebEx
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Amber Coyne
    Phone:
    Email: endthesyndemic.tn@tn.gov

    The Overdose Prevention Training will cover topic areas such as harm reduction strategies; cover stigma related to substance use disorders; information on the opioid crisis in Tennessee; and how to administer naloxone effectively.
    Register: https://tngov.webex.com/tngov/onstage/g.php?MTID=efcf8612a7efd9b36e5acf9cb9250a6bb

    Online

    Tennessee

    Activity: IOAD Narcan Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:30 am
    Location: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/international-overdose-awareness-day-narcan-training-tickets-114673824496
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Mark Mason
    Phone:
    Email:

    Join us on International Overdose Awareness Day for a combination Narcan and Count It! Lock It! Drop It! training!

    There are 3 times available for this event: 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

    Presented by Mark Mason, Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist for R6S, Southwest TN.

    Mark Mason is a Humboldt TN native. He has been with the Jackson Madison Prevention Coalition since April 2019 as the Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist (ROPS) of Region 6 South, covering all of Southwest Tennessee. His goal as a ROPS is to educate the public, medical community, law enforcement, first responders, those with Substance Use Disorders and their family on how to use the opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone (Narcan). He trains and equips individuals with the life saving drug Naloxone (Narcan). Naloxone is a prescription medication used for the treatment of an opioid emergency such as an overdose or a possible opioid overdose along with always calling 911.

    Paris

    Tennessee

    Activity: #endoverdose
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Kroger Parkinglot
    1059 Mineral Wells Ave.
    Paris, TN 38242
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Henry County Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Melesa Lassiter
    Phone: 7318197603
    Email: melesa@martinhousing.org

    Prescription Drug Take Back (bring your used & expired meds for disposal)
    FREE Medication Lock Boxes—prevent accidental overdoses & pilfering
    FREE Virtual Overdose Response Training & resources for Narcan (Naloxone) Kits

    CONTACT FREE

    Paris

    Tennessee

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Candle Light Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Eiffel Tower Park
    1020 Maurice Fields Drive
    Paris,TN 38242
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Henry County Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Sarah Thomas
    Phone: 7313362250
    Email: hcpc38242@gmail.com

    We are hosting a Candle light Vigil to remember those lost, and the ones in recover. We will two personal testimonies giving by survivors in recover, and a special guest speaker, District Attorney Rebecca Griffey. We will a moment of silence ceremony and refreshments afterward along with resources. The Eiffel tower will be light up Purple in support.

    Sevierville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Virtual Overdose Prevention Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Virtual Training
    Zoom Room # 8656794506
    Password: 717789
    For an invitation link please send request to marissa.sccrops@gmail.com
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Sevier County C.A.R.E.S.
    Contact: Marissa Valentine
    Phone: 8656794506
    Email: marissa.sccrops@gmail.com

    This is a virtual event open to the public to help raise awareness for Opioid Use Disorder and decrease the instance of death from overdose through the distribution of Naloxone. If you or a family memeber are at risk for overdose and are outside of the service region of 2South we can provide you with information of a point of contact for a Naloxone kit. Region 2South serves the citizens of Blount, Cocke, Hamblen, Jefferson, Loudon , Monroe, and Sevier Counties in Tennessee.

    Smithville

    Tennessee

    Activity: Recovery COurt Graduation, Candlelight Vigil, Naloxone Use Training
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: 104 E Main St
    Smithville, TN 37166
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ROPS 3N; Dekalb Anti-Drug Coalition, Dekalb Recovery Court
    Contact: Suzanne Angel
    Phone: 615-588-1622
    Email: sangel.rops3n@gmail.com

    Naloxone Use Training; Recovery Court Graduation; Candlight Vigil for lives lost to Overdose

    Smithville

    Tennessee

    Activity: International Overdose Awarness Day
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Joel L. Evins Park @ the Gazebo across from the Smithville Fire Department
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: DeKalb Co Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Jennifer Matthews
    Phone: 615-580-9290
    Email: dekalbtnprevention@gmail.com

    International Overdose Awareness Day is a globa levent held each year and aims
    to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-relate ddeath.It
    also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who
    have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. We will havea candle light vigil, Free Narcan training, Guest Sepakers og Live Music.

    PLEASE ADHERE TO CDC GUIDELINES BY WEARING A MASK AND
    MAINTAINING 6 FEET SOCIAL DISTANCING

    Union City

    Tennessee

    Activity: #endoverdose
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Walmart Supercenter
    1601 W Reelfoot Ave, Union City, TN 38261
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Obion County Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Melesa Lassiter
    Phone: +7318197603
    Email: melesa@martinhousing.org

    Prescription Drug Take Back (bring your unused & expired meds for disposal)
    FREE Medication Lock Boxes—prevent accidental overdoses & pilfering
    FREE Virtual Overdose Response Training & resources for Narcan (Naloxone) Kits

    CONTACT FREE

    Winchester

    Tennessee

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: 851 Dinah Shore Boulevard
    Winchester, Tn. 37398
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Franklin County Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Melanie Morrow
    Phone: 9319677825
    Email: melanie.morrow@fcstn.net

    FREE Narcan Training
    Family Substance Abuse Toolkits
    FREE Medicine Lock Box
    Drive Thru Drug Take Back

    Winchester

    Tennessee

    Activity: Narcan Training and Proclamation Signing
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: 1547 Phillip Fulmer Pkwy.
    Winchester, TN 37398
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Franklin County Prevention Coalition
    Contact: Matt Brown
    Phone: 931-308-5674
    Email: matt.brown.rops@gmail.com

    We will be setting up tent tent and doing Narcan trainings and providing outreach and education to stop overdose. The Mayor of Winchester will also be signing a proclamation at the event. Everyone is welcome

    Texas

    Austin

    Texas

    Activity: Texas Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 1909 E. 38th 1/2 St.
    Austin, Texas 78723
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Texas Harm Reduction Alliance
    Contact: Cate Graziani
    Phone:
    Email:

    Virtual memorial; overdose prevention kits; online press conference.

    Denton

    Texas

    Activity: North TX Overdose Awareness
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Downtown Courthouse on the Square
    110 W. Hickory St.
    Denton, TX 76201
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: R.O.O. Reacting to Opioid Overdose
    Contact: Sharon Roland
    Phone: 214-418-4769
    Email: northtexasioad@gmail.com

    THIS YEAR’S NORTH TX OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED BECAUSE OF THE COVID PANDEMIC.

    Instead, we will be displaying the “Time to Remember” wall (with pictures and names of those from our community lost to overdose) on the south lawn of the Denton Courthouse on the Square from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. We will have information and resources about overdose and free Narcan for anyone stopping by. At 12:00 noon, the First United Methodist Church of Denton will ring the church bells 8 times to symbolize that approximately every eight minutes someone dies from overdose each day in the U.S.

    Houston

    Texas

    Activity: SCCP Operation Naloxone Facebook Campaign
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: Facebook
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: UH SCCP
    Contact: Nick Palma
    Phone:
    Email:

    We are encouraging students in our pharmacy school to update their FB profile pictures to one with them wearing purple (color for opioid awareness). We have also created a frame for them to use that says “Naloxone Saves Lives”

    Irving

    Texas

    Activity: ACEP Marks International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: online/virtual
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: American College of Emergency Physicians
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    August 31 marks International Overdose Awareness Day, and unfortunately the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated treatment and recovery for many people who struggle with substance use disorder and opioid misuse. Recognizing the signs of a drug overdose and knowing what to do could save a life, according to the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).

    For patients and families, it is important to recognise the signs of an opioid or other kind of drug overdose, for more information visit https://www.emergencyphysicians.org/article/substance-use-disorders/recognizing-the-risk-factors-and-signs-of-an-opioid-overdose

    Kerrville

    Texas

    Activity: Night of Remembrance
    Date: 26/09/2020
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Sabine Kuenzel
    Phone: 832.361.2849
    Email: sabine3722@att.net

    Night of Remembrance to round out our September participation in National Recovery Month with a Night of Remembrance

    LAREDO

    Texas

    Activity: 4th Annual International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: 2207 ADRIANA CT
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Myke’s Purpose Overdose Awareness
    Contact: 956-740-0633
    Phone:
    Email: mykeyspurpose@gmail.com

    Due to COVID-19 restrictions we will be unable to host our public event as we have in the past, however, we must continue to acknowledge and recognize IOAD and we will honoring those we have lost by making a floating lantern pool memorial and digital photography display on our Facebook Page

    Waco

    Texas

    Activity: I-35 Interstate Bridge Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: I-35 Interstate bridge near McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: VASA (Voices Against Substance Abuse)
    Contact: Jessica Wheeler-Macias
    Phone: 3612184013
    Email: jmacias@voiceinc.org

    Overdose does not discriminate & families in Waco need your support. We will memorialize our loved ones who’s lives have been lost to overdose with a ceremonial lighting of the I-35 Interstate bridge this @OverdoseDay.

    Utah

    Salt Lake City

    Utah

    Activity: Naloxone Training for End Users
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Virtual: https://zoom.us/j/96807939404
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Utah Naloxone
    Contact: Jen Plumb
    Phone: 385-495-9050
    Email: utahnaloxone@gmail.com

    Please join us for a virtual Naloxone Rescue Kit Training in support of International Overdose Awareness Day 2020. Registration is required to attend the virtual training. Must provide T-shirt size in the “Questions and Comments Box” to receive a free T-shirt in addition to a Free Utah Naloxone Rescue Kit. All information gathered is completely confidential.

    Salt Lake City

    Utah

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day 2020 Virtual Naloxone Training and drive by Memorial
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: online/virtual
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Overdose Awareness Utah
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email: overdoseawarenessutah@gmail.com

    virtual naloxone training and drive by memorial

    Vermont

    Dorset

    Vermont

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Labyrinth Garden Walk Observance
    Date: 30/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Dorset Vermont
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Gretchen Lima
    Phone: 802 362-5548
    Email: Gretchenlima@aol.com

    6 pm – 8 pm Labyrinth Garden Walk, prayer, meditation, followed by Memorial Observance – sharing poems, pictures and prayers

    Virginia

    Fredericksburg

    Virginia

    Activity: Virtual Training Session on Opiod Addiction
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Germanna Community College
    Phone:
    Email:

    Virtual Training Session on Opiod Addiction hosted by Germanna Community College

    Goochland County

    Virginia

    Activity: RSAAC Overdose Awareness Virtual Walk
    Date: 24/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Virtual walk – Goochland and Powhatan counties
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: lition Rural Substance Abuse Awareness Coalition
    Contact: Mike Caudill
    Phone: 804-556-5345
    Email: mcaudill@goochlandva.us

    Hosting a virtual walk event August 24 – 30 to raise awareness of overdoses in our community and acknowledge the grief of the families affected.

    Harrisonburg

    Virginia

    Activity: Virtual Educational Presentation
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 10:30 am
    Location: 755 Martin Luther King Jr way
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Futuro Latino Coalition
    Contact: Liliana Penalver
    Phone: 5405684048
    Email: Penalvlx@jmu.edu

    Futuro Latino is hosting VIRTUAL Webinar which educates participants about the The opioids.
    More details about this event will be published here or FLC social media during the next few days.
    In the weeks leading up to Overdose Day we will be sharing education information on our Futuro Latino Coalition Facebook page.

    Locust Grove

    Virginia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 20/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: 2130 Germanna Hwy.
    Locust Grove, VA 2250810000 Germanna Point Drive
    Fredericksburg, VA 22408

    Online via Zoom
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Germanna Community College
    Contact: 540-423-9121
    Phone:
    Email: alandes@germanna.edu

    Drive Up Pep Rally
    August 20, 2020
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    In part to pep rally hosted by Student Activities. Pick up your FREE Overdose T-shirt and helpful resource packets.
    Presenter: Alicia Landes and Pam Frederick, Germanna Community College
    How to Participate: Locust Grove Campus parking lot
    Point of contact: alandes@germanna.edu

    Drive Up Pep Rally
    August 21, 2020
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    In part to pep rally hosted by Student Activities. Pick up your FREE Overdose T-shirt and helpful resource packets.
    Presenter: Alicia Landes and Pam Frederick, Germanna Community College
    How to Participate: Fredericksburg Area Campus parking lot
    Point of contact: alandes@germanna.edu

    Let’s See Your Purple by Showing Support and Honoring Loved Ones
    August 31, 2020
    All Day
    Part of International Overdose Awareness Day
    If you were able to make it to the Drive Up Pep Rally and received a #END Overdose t-shirt, please send us a photo of yourself showing support or honoring a loved one who has either lost the battle to addiction or showing support for a loved one who is currently battling addiction. If you were not able to make the Drive Up Pep Rally, send us a photo of you showing support or honoring a loved one of yourself decked out in purple attire. Let’s see that purple! Photos provided during this event, can be used for distribution purposes by the college.
    Details of where to send the photos coming soon.
    Presenter: Hosted by Germanna Community College Counseling Services
    How to Participate: TBA
    Point of contact: alandes@germanna.edu

    The Opiate Epidemic: What You Need to Know & How Can You Help?
    August 31, 2020
    10:00 am to 11:30 am
    Part of International Overdose Awareness Day
    Opioid addiction has been declared an epidemic and a national emergency. Since COVID, overdose deaths have increased. 8% of high school students and 7% of middle school students report taking prescription drugs not prescribed to them. It is imperative that we do a better job of identifying and treating opiate addiction. This training will give you an introduction to opiate addiction, address treatment approaches, and suggest what you can do to help.
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
    Presenter: Carmen Greiner, Be Well Rappahannock
    How to Participate: Pre-registration is required https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArdeCvqT0oG9K62eRIUe2qkUHQxZrW9oDc
    Point of contact: alandes@germanna.edu

    Virtual REVIVE Training
    August 31, 2020
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Part of International Overdose Awareness Day
    Germanna is hosting VIRTUAL REVIVE training which educates participants about how to identify the signs of an opioid overdose and trains anyone how to administer the life-saving opioid reversal drug Narcan. Registration is free. Participation is limited to the first 30 to register in each virtual session. Individuals who complete the 60-minute training will receive access to a FREE dose of Narcan (Naloxone). Follow up information sent after registration is submitted.
    Presenter: Sherry Norton-Williams, RACSB Prevention Specialist
    How to Participate: Pre-registration is required https://bit.ly/VIRTUALREVIVE-AUG-31-2020
    Point of contact: alandes@germanna.edu

    Radford

    Virginia

    Activity: Virtual Town Hall
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Online via Facebook live (www.facebook.com/nrvcsofficial)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: New River Valley Community Services
    Contact: Mike Wade
    Phone: 540-257-0678
    Email: info@nrvcs.org

    New River Valley Community Services (NRVCS) will host a virtual town hall via Facebook Live on Monday, August 31 at 7 PM (EST). Panelists will include treatment providers, law enforcement personnel and individuals in active recovery. Viewers will be asked to submit questions prior to and during the event.

    That same evening, all five of NRVCS’ clinics will be basked in purple light to honor and remember those who have lost their lives to overdose.

    NRVCS will also launch a series of drive-thru Narcan distribution events that day.

    Washington

    Long Beach

    Washington

    Activity: Drive Thru Naloxone Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: 7013 Sandridge Rd, Long Beach, WA 98631, United States
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Pacific County Public Health and Human Services
    Contact: Mary Goelz
    Phone:
    Email: mgoelz@co.pacific.wa.us

    Today is International Overdoes Awareness day! Don’t forget to wear purple and use the #EndTheStigmaPacificCounty #NaloxoneSavesLives We will be handing out Naloxone (narcan) in Long Beach in the county parking lot from 9-11 and in South Bend in the county annex building parking lot from 1-3!

    Mount Vernon

    Washington

    Activity: County Wide Temporary Memorials
    Date: 21/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Six temporary memorials will be visible throughout Skagit County between August 21st and September 4th. See the location of each memorial site below:
    Anacortes – Tommy Thompson Parkway near the Skatepark; 2313 R Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221
    Burlington – Burlington Edison High School Tennis Courts; 301 N Burlington Blvd, Burlington, WA 98233
    Concrete – East Skagit County Community Resource Center; 45770 Main St, Concrete, WA 98237
    La Conner – Baseball Field on Maple Ave; near 406 Maple Ave, La Conner, WA 98257
    Mount Vernon – Lions Club Roadside Park; 501 Freeway Dr, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
    Sedro-Woolley – Near the locomotive and ‘Welcome to Sedro-Woolley’ sign; corner of Ferry St and N Cascades Hwy, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284*Please be aware that locations could change
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Skagit County Public Health
    Contact: McKinzie Gales
    Phone: (360)416-1528
    Email: mgales@co.skagit.wa.us

    Six temporary memorials (i.e., banners) will be placed throughout Skagit County in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Republic

    Washington

    Activity: Handprints for a Cause
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Patterson park
    located at the corner of Kean Street and Highway 20
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Danielle Jones
    Phone: 5092079133
    Email:  Ferrycountyoverdoseawareness@gmail.com 

    This years family friendly event is sure to be a good time for all! We are aiming to raise awareness of overdose by providing education and resources to our small community in a variety of different ways. We will be training and distributing for free the life saving drug narcan, offering resources about overdose and answering questions people may have. We will be sharing stories of hope as well as a safe place for others to share all while PAINTING together as a community to promote healing. Food, drinks, peer support and childcare will be available during this event. Please come with your questions and support our small community at this years “hand print for a cause” on international Overdose Awareness Day. Change starts with each one of us. together we can make a difference.

    Please respect local social distancing regulations in place and bring your own mask.

    Vancouver

    Washington

    Activity: 4th Annual Overdose Awareness Day, Vancouver, WA
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Join us 4-6pm for a drive by/walk by remembrance event located off of 5th and Reserve.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Lyn
    Phone: (360) 702-8867
    Email: ohana.swwa@gmail.com

    Drive or walk by the display of 185 people who lost their life due to an overdose. At 6.30pm there is a virtual screening of the documentary “Written Off” with a discussion afterwards. Details are available on Facebook with a link for the documentary.
    Please submit Washington loved one’s photos and dates to ohana.swwa@gmail.com. Please ensure it’s a clear image and not a graphic for a clear photo. Submission is due by August 23.
    You can participate from home by lighting your porch up purple or displaying purple balloons. Share your photos and tag #ioad and #swach
    Community partners include Clark County Opioid Task Force, Clark County Department of Community Services, SWACH, ESD112, Rainier Springs, ACES from Clark Community College, Recovery Cafe of Clark County and Southwest Washington Recovery Coalition.

    West Virginia

    Charles Town

    West Virginia

    Activity: Memorial tree
    Date: 25/08/2020
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: https://www.facebook.com/fullcirclehealingcenterwv
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Full Circle Healing Center
    Contact: Joann or Debra
    Phone: 681-252-3334
    Email: fullcirclehealingcenterwv@gmail.com

    Through Facebook, email, phone- individuals can submit names of loved ones who have died from overdose. We will engrave name on wooden heart which will go onto the memorial tree on our wall. Individuals can visit our behavioral health center to see the tree (COVID-19 safety protocols in place)

    Charlestown

    West Virginia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day tribute walk
    Date: 30/09/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Steven Grant
    Phone:
    Email:

    Steven Grant walked 22.7 miles across three West Virginian counties, to honor the memory of his late partner Jessica and others in the community who have lost their lives to overdose.

    Charlestown

    West Virginia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day tribute walk
    Date: 30/09/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Steven Grant
    Phone:
    Email:

    Steven Grant walked 22.7 miles across three West Virginian counties, to honor the memory of his late partner Jessica and others in the community who have lost their lives to overdose.

    Clarksburg

    West Virginia

    Activity: IOAD candlelight vigil
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: First United Methodist Church, Clarksburg
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Clarksburg City Mission & First United Methodist Church
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    A candlelight vigil was held for Overdose Awareness Day outside of First United Methodist Church in Clarksburg. The Clarksburg City Mission and First United Methodist Church collaborated to put together the vigil to spread awareness on overdoses in the country and to honor loved ones who have passed away due to drug overdoses. Attendees heard from people who are recovering addicts as well as loved ones of people who died of overdoses.

    Huntington

    West Virginia

    Activity: Virtual Day of Hope
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: This event was held online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Marshall University Collegiate Recovery Community
    Contact: Jamie Lukhmanova or Amy Saunders
    Phone: 3049625774
    Email: collegiaterecovery@marshall.edu

    The Marshall University Collegiate Recovery Community and West Virginia Collegiate Recovery Network have organized a multifaceted one-day event that will focus on reducing stigma around overdoses, increasing awareness for recovery supports in West Virginia, and remembering the lives of those lost to the drug epidemic. Following in the footsteps of previous events at the capitol in Charleston – an event hosted by Cece and Bobby Brown of the Ryan’s Hope for the past five years – Virtual Day of Hope aims to bring Overdose Awareness Day to everyone, no matter what part of the state they are physically distancing in.
    The event will take place Monday, Aug. 31 and is available to virtually through Zoom.
    Some of the events included throughout the day are a panel to look at overdose prevention around the state, a naloxone training, public policy forum to discuss overdose prevention laws, a Post-Vention panel, and a remembrance ceremony.
    “The idea was to highlight how experiencing an overdose can impact a person’s decision to get into recovery, while still honoring those we’ve lost to overdose,” said Jamie Menshouse-Lukhmanova, a person in long-term recovery and the Recovery Coach for Marshall Univeristy Collegiate Recovery Community. “Connection and support are the biggest pieces in recovery. Being able to hear how others have overcome adversity and about the supportive resources in our state can go a long way to helping those in active addiction realize there’s hope for them too.”
    The day will feature survivor stories from people in long-term recovery and take a look at how stories can reduce stigma. Panelists and speakers from across the state will be giving their insight and speaking from experience on how to reduce stigma.
    Some of the speakers will include:
    – Dr. Lindsay Acree, Univeristy of Charleston Pharmacy School
    – Dr. Susan Bissett, West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute
    – Elizabeth Coffey, DHHR BBH SOR
    – Rachel Thaxton, DHHR Office of Drug Control Policy
    – Kim and Mike Holmes, recovery coaches for Concord Univeristy and Bluefield State University
    – Denise Hanson, GRASP
    – Dr. Kristen Lillvis, Movable: Narratives of Recovery and Place
    – Joe Deegan, WVAADC
    – Delegate Mike Pushkin
    – Delegate Matt Rohrbach
    – Cece and Bobby Brown, founders of Ryan’s Hope

    Huntington

    West Virginia

    Activity: Day of Hope
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: online via zoom
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Marshall University
    Contact: a
    Phone:
    Email: ucomm@marshall.edu

    Marshall University hosts a virtual “Day of Hope” in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day

    Martinsburg

    West Virginia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Narcan Giveaway Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:08 pm
    Location: 214 W. King St.
    Martinsburg, WV 25401
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Berkeley County Community Outreach for Resources and Education
    Contact: Caroline Wilson
    Phone: 304-676-7138
    Email: caroline.wilson.m@wvumedicine.org

    Free Narcan training and kits
    Addiction Resources and Services
    Overdose Awareness and Education

    Ranson

    West Virginia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Narcan Giveaway Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Jefferson Medical Center’s pavilion
    300 S. Preston Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Jefferson County Community Outreach for Resources and Education (C.O.R.E.)
    Contact: Rachel Lambert
    Phone: 304-671-2948
    Email: Rachel.Lambert.m@wvumedicine.org

    Speakers
    Free Narcan training and kits
    Addiction Resources and Services
    Overdose Awareness and Education
    “Loved and Lost Too Soon” In Memoriam luminaries

    Wisconsin

    Appleton

    Wisconsin

    Activity: Fox Cities Recovery Celebration and Memorial Walk/Lights of Hope
    Date: 09/13/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: City Park, 500 E. Franklin Street, Appleton, WI 54911
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Megan Kelley Foundation
    Contact: Bev Kelley-Miller
    Phone: 920-428-2564
    Email: fcrecoveryandmemorialwalk@gmail.com

    2nd Annual Fox Cities Recovery Celebration and Memorial Walk to celebrate those in recovery and to remember those who have died from their addiction or the result of someone else’s addiction. Preregister to get the least expensive price $15 for adults and $10 for children with a guarantee of receiving a Walk t-shirt and Memorial Sign until August 25. Beginning August 26, there is an added online fee of $1.50 without a guarantee of a t-shirt and Memorial Sign.
    3:30 pm Registration and T-shirt pick up at Pavilion
    4:00 pm Walk begins to view and reflect on Memorial Signs posted along the walk route
    After the walk, gather at the Pavilion to join the Fox Cities Lights of Hope event (free) to listen to speakers, participate in candlelight vigil to celebrate those in recovery and to remember our loved ones, as well as those still struggling and those who are incarcerated. The Wisconsin Faces of Addiction and Recovery Quilts will be displayed. Narcan training will also be available for anyone who wants to be trained.

    Beloit

    Wisconsin

    Activity: 2nd Annual Overdose Awareness Day Walk
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Families Fighting Addiction
    2nd Annual Overdose Awareness Walk
    Begins and ends at Rock Bar and Grill
    101 Maple Ave
    Beloit, WI 53511
    Questions? call 608-346-9574
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Families Fighting Addiction
    Contact: Tracy Burtis
    Phone: 6083469574
    Email: tracyburtis@familiesfightingaddictioninc.org

    We host an annual 2 mi. walk. We have posterboards of our loved ones lost to their addiction. We then all go out to dinner together.
    This year we have purchased hand fans in the shape of stop signs that read STOP the STIGMA. We also place yard signs along the walking path with addiction taglines and inspiring statements. It has been very well received.

    We are attempting to get the fire department to allow us to release a lantern along the river we walk along. If not, we may just do a candlelight vigil after the walk.

    Kenosha

    Wisconsin

    Activity: IOAD CAMPAIGN
    Date: 25/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 am
    Location: Facebook page of Kenosha Human Development Services
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Kenosha Human Development Services
    Contact: Patti Hansen
    Phone:
    Email: phansen@khds.org

    week long social media campaign for IOAD2020

    La Crosse County

    Wisconsin

    Activity: Alliance to Heal shares new data on Internaltional Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: online at https://www.alliancetoheal.com/about.html
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Alliance to Heal
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Alliance to Heal shares new data on International Overdose Awareness Day

    Madison

    Wisconsin

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day White Flag Display
    Date: 22/08/2020
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Located at Olbrich Park along Monona Dr.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Safe Communities Madison-Dane County
    Contact: Kristina Vaccaro
    Phone: 608-441-3060
    Email: info@safercommunity.net

    We will be having our annual White Flag Memorial Event. We are also asking for photos of those lost for a slideshow. Please check out Facebook page for more informationa t Safe Communities MDC. We also have #Endoverdose apparel available at https://safe-communities-madison-dane-county.square.site/