Overdose Awareness Day

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Please join us August 31st for International Overdose Awareness Day in the downtown Tillamook 2nd St Plaza from 4:30pm-6:30pm. The event is a way to unify our county and create a public space for conversations when it comes to overdoses within our community. The campaign aims to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died, and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind. There will be local resources and local stories of those in recovery shared as well as a NARCAN demonstration and a distribution of kits. We are hoping to encourage and empower our neighbors and Tillamook community members in their response to overdoses. The more conversations we have and the more people who are willing and comfortable enough to carry and administer NARCAN if needed, the less lives we will lose to unintentional overdoses.
At the resource tables we will have reps from:
1. Tillamook County Public Health’s Harm Reduction and Syringe Service Program
2. MAT programs from Tillamook County Community Health Centers, Adventist and Nehalem Bay Health
3. OHA’s Prime+ Peers
4. Tillamook Family Counseling Center prevention table
5. Dual Diagnosis Anonymous
6. Tides of Change
8. Helping Us Give and Get Support

Please join us for this family friendly event and don’t forget to wear purple!