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Overdose Awareness Day: St Johnsbury
August 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
International Overdose Awareness Day
Each year we lose thousands of people from drug overdose globally. Some survive but suffer a permanent injury, with devastating impact to their families and friends. Vermont is not immune. You may have seen it; it has happened to people around you. Tomorrow, it could happen to someone you love. This is not an invisible issue.
International Overdose Awareness Day provides an opportunity for us to reflect on practical ways to prevent overdose in our community. Overdose is preventable. Knowing the real facts about drugs and what to do when you see someone experiencing an overdose DOES save lives. Overdose Day events that aim to educate our communities about drugs can really help.
Vermont CARES, alongside many other organizations are playing our part to support the day with community events on August 31st at 2pm to 4pm, being held at different locations around the state. These events will help you understand how overdose affects every single one of us and how you can make a difference.
These events will provide an opportunity to learn, love and honor those who are impacted by overdose. Free naloxone (Narcan) and Fentanyl test strips will be available at all events.
Join Vermont CARES at these locations 2pm to 4pm:
Aldrich Library 6 Washington St. Barre, VT 05641
Turning Point Center of Rutland 141 State St Rutland, VT 05701
Main Street Park, 1 Winter St, St Johnsbury, VT
Church Street Marketplace, Church St, Burlington, VT 05401
This is your opportunity to help Vermonters remember and recognize the loss we have all suffered. Come and share your most important reason for making it a safer and healthier community. We hope to see you at one of our events!