Has #Overdose Affected Your Life?
Overdose Can be Prevented?
Please join us and share your voice! Change your Facebook profile picture and be part of spreading the message that Overdose is preventable! Together we can help save lives!
“International Overdose Awareness Day is held on August 31st each year.
Commemorating those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose, it also acknowledges the grief felt by their families and friends.
Celebrated around the world, International Overdose Awareness Day aims to raise awareness of #overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death, especially for those mourning the loss of family and friends.
It also spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.”
Read original content at International Overdose Awareness Website
Overdose is Preventable! Visit Reach For Me and watch the video on overdose antidote called naloxone, a pure opioid antagonist long-used for reversing the effects of opioid overdose. Sharing this knowledge can save lives.
Our Facebook profile pictures will remain changed through Sunday 9/1/13 to honor those we have lost and to help those who struggle.
Click any of these links below to find out more about these cooperating organizations. As Brendon always told me “Mom Think for Yourself!”
Grief Recovery After Substance Passing – “Founded to help provide sources of help, compassion and most of all, understanding for families or individuals who have had a loved one die as a result of substance abuse or addiction.”
Coming together on the Issue of Substance Abuse – “Providing support and guidance to those who have lost a loved one due to substance abuse use, to advance the treatment, and eventual cures for addiction / substance use disorder in a meaningful and useful way and to effect positive policy changes in the current failed drug war.”
Parents for Addiction Healing & Treatment – “A New PATH works to reduce the stigma associated with addictive illness through education and compassionate support, and to advocate for therapeutic rather than punitive drug policies.”
“A growing movement to stop the violence, mass incarceration and overdose deaths that are the result of current punitive and discriminatory drug policies.”
“Promoting drug policies that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights.”
One Love! One Voice! “Together We Are Strong”