Greene County International Overdose Awareness Day
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Greene County Courthouse
Name of Organisation: Greene County Anti-Drug Coalition
Contact: Lea Anne Spradlen
Please join us to recognize International Overdose Awareness Day, Thursday, August 31st, 2023.
📍 Greene County Courthouse- outdoor steps at front entrance
🗓️ Thursday, August 31, 2023
⏰ 12:00 PM
🪑 bring outdoor chair for sitting
August 31, 2022, is International Overdose Awareness Day, and we pause to honor those who have died from an overdose and to reflect on the grief of those they left behind. Many continue to live with the stigma associated with having a close family or friend die from an overdose.
Overdose is the leading cause of death for people ages 18 to 45 in America today. More than 100,000 people died of an overdose in the United States in the 12-month period ending in March 2022. Many of us know one of the 100,000, some of us know more than one, and some of us may know dozens. Among this group are our children, siblings, parents, grandparents, cousins, non-blood relatives, and friends. International Overdose Awareness Day brings attention to issues surrounding substance use disorders (SUDs) and overdose deaths and allows people to grieve as they choose without fear of stigmatization.