NATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY
Overdose does not discriminate. It can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Show your support for those fighting against addiction by coming out to an Overdose Awareness Day Event, hosted by the Somerset County Health Department and Somerset County Emergency Services, from 6pm to 8pm on August 31 at the Crisfield City Dock (1300 W Main St, Crisfield, MD 21817). The event is free and open to the public.
The event features local vendors offering resources and materials on substance misuse and recovery services. Talk with peer support specialists and receive Narcan (Naloxone) training. Enjoy free food, music, and guest speakers. The highlight of the event will be a luminary launch at dusk in honor or in memory of a loved one. Everyone is encouraged to show their support by wearing purple.
“This event highlights National Overdose Awareness Day on August 31st and really is a great way to kick off Recovery Month celebrated each September as well,” says Yvette Cross, Somerset Emergency Services Director.
“We want to show the community that prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover from substance use and mental health disorders and live a healthy and rewarding life,” states Shannon Frey, Somerset County Health Department’s Behavioral Health Authority Director.
For more information about this event call 410-651-3457. Follow Somerset Rains Purple on Facebook, @SomersetRainsPurple. Follow the health department on social media on Facebook (@somersethealth), Instagram (Somersethealthmd) and Twitter (@somersethdmd). For additional opioid awareness resources visit unmaskaddiction.org.
All Media Requests to:
Jerred A. Johnson Phone: 410-651-3457
Emergency Planner / PIO Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Somerset County Department of Emergency Services
11916 Somerset Avenue Room 120 Princess Anne, MD 21853