San Jose

International Overdose Awareness Day (San Jose)

Date: 01/08/2023
Time: 05:00 pm
Location: St James Park
Public/Private: Public
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: County of Santa Clara Public Health Department
Contact: Melissa Gutierrez

Open to all and FREE to attend.

Activities at the event include:
– Information on local harm reduction program efforts: Learn about the programs working tirelessly to reduce harm associated with drug use and promote safer practices.
– Resources and information on seeking medications for opioid use disorder and substance use disorder and housing services: Discover the available resources and support for those seeking treatment and stable housing options.
– Narcan and other supplies distribution: We will provide 200-300 doses of Narcan, a life-saving medication for opioid overdose reversal, along with other essential supplies to prevent harm.
– Peer support and treatment navigation: Engage with peers who have lived experience and receive guidance on accessing treatment and support services.
– Recognition for heroes who have saved lives: Commemorate the individuals who have made a difference by saving lives and acknowledge the courage and dedication of our community.

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

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