New Root’s Overdose Awareness Day
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: 100 South Wyoming Street
Hazleton, PA 18201
Name of Organisation: New Roots Inc.
Contact: Stephanie Baran
The purpose of this event is to bring awareness to the growing problem of overdoses in our area. Luzerne County alone broke the record for overdose deaths in a single year last year with 205 deaths. This is an increase from 179 deaths in 2020 and 128 deaths in 2019. Our event will begin with a cookout and we will have different activities, such as a memorial wall for our friends and family who are no longer with us due to overdose, free naloxone, information on how to contact your legislators and make a difference, information on how to campaign for harm reduction services, speak to our Certified Recovery Specialists and members who all have lived experience with substance use and who all have experienced the death of a loved one through overdose. You may also decide you may want to take advantage of our services and become a member of New Roots where you will have the opportunity year round to have a CRS to speak to, participate in different events, and grow in your own recovery.