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IOAD 23 Community Event

Date: 31/08/2023
Time: 06:30 pm
Location: Christ The King Church
Public/Private: Public
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: Kootenai Recovery Community Center/Life Recovery/Free2Succeed/Christ The King Church
Contact: Eric Pittsley
Phone: 2087708509

August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD). Please join Kootenai Recovery Community Center, Life Recovery and the D1 Free 2 Succeed Mentor Program at Christ the King Church for a Candlelight Vigil mourning our loved ones lost to accidental overdose.

IOAD 2023 theme: Recognizing those people who go unseen

Overdose touches people and communities in many ways.

With our theme for 2023, “Recognizing those people who go unseen,” we honor the people whose lives have been altered by overdose. They are the family and friends grieving the loss of a loved one; workers in healthcare and support services extending strength and compassion; or spontaneous first responders who selflessly assume the role of lifesaver.

We would like to say to these people: #weseeyou. Theirs are the voices we should amplify, and their strength and experience should be held up as examples to us all. Too often, however, they are left to bear the burden of this crisis alone and in silence.

This year on August 31, let’s acknowledge and support the people in our communities who go unrecognized by raising awareness of the hidden impacts of overdose, promoting education of overdose response, and reaching out to politicians to make lasting, lifesaving policy changes.

It’s time to act. Who are the people in your community affected by overdose that you would like to recognize this IOAD?


Overdose affects everyone. From grieving families to spontaneous first responders, the impacts of overdose are far-reaching and fall indiscriminately.

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