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International Overdose Awareness Day

  On August 31, We Remember The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) estimates that in 2020, there were a total of 90,237 overdose deaths. This is an enormous increase from the 70,630 overdose deaths counted in 2019. Opioids account for most drug-related deaths, and such deaths are avoidable in most cases. International Overdose Awareness Day

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International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day, held every year on August 31, is a global event to raise awareness that overdose death is preventable and to reduce the stigma associated with drug-related death. International Overdose Awareness Day also serves as an opportunity to remember loved ones lost to overdose. The campaign is coordinated by the Penington Institute,

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International Overdose Awareness Day 2018

August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day. Roughly 200 people die from opioid overdoses daily, in America alone. Opioid overdoses now kill more people annually than car accidents. These facts are mind-blowing, and they are true. Each day someone loses a child, a mother, a father, cousin, sibling, and friend. Bringing awareness to the issue

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Pilot Program Hopes to Reduce Opioid Overdose Deaths

It’s no secret that the opioid epidemic is claiming lives faster than they can be saved. Despite the use of naloxone by citizens and emergency responders, there are still deaths every day. In Boone County, Missouri, there was a 35% increase in opioid overdoses from 2015 to 2016. Through the Opioid STR (State Targeted Response)

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Opioid Drug Overdoses: A Quick FAQ

On average, there are five fatal opioid drug overdoses every hour in America. That’s 115 people a day. Opioid drug overdoses can happen anywhere at any time. If you suspect that someone has overdosed, CALL 911! There is no time to hesitate. A phone call can be the difference between life and death, especially when it comes to

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10% of People Revived with Naloxone Die Within a Year

Research is now saying what we have known for quite some time, that opioid overdose survivors need support after being revived with naloxone. Naloxone alone is not enough, along with knowing how to administer Narcan. The problem isn’t the overdose, it is what is the driving the use. And while Naloxone is great for keeping

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