August 31st is Overdose Awareness Day. Held on 31 August every year, the aim of IOAD is to raise awareness, reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths, remember those who have died or suffered permanent injury because of drug overdose and stimulate discussion about overdose prevention and drug policy. North America continues to experience the highest drug-related mortality rate in the world, accounting for 1-in-4 drug-related deaths globally. In 2018, 543 people in Colorado died because of an opioid overdose, and opioid overdoses killed 47,600 Americans in 2017. Education is key.
Treat Addiction, Save Lives: Overdose Awareness Film Series 2020
Dates: July 2nd – August 31st, 2020
We are featuring a FREE film series in Larimer and Weld counties.
Together we will honor lost loved ones and to educate ourselves on addiction and what we can do to support those who struggle with it. We hope you can join us.
If people want to help raise awareness and fight the stigma surrounding overdose they can attend our events, “Treat Addiction, Save Lives: Overdose Awareness Film Series 2020.”
Come along, bring your friends and help achieve change in Northern Colorado.
Have the conversation with your friends and family and spread the message that overdose is a problem affecting every community including Larimer County/Weld County.
No community is immune to overdose, it is time to change the way we looked at drug-related deaths in Northern Colorado
Aaron Huey, President of Fire Mountain
4 Speakers with lived experience of addiction
Sponsors & Partners:
SummitStone Health Partners, North Colorado Health Alliance, Heath District of Northern Larimer County, Naloxone Champions, North Range Behavioral Health, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, and Signal Behavioral Health Network.
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