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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:

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.”