Overdose Awareness Day

August 31 is International Overdose Awareness DayOverdose Awareness Day

The North Country Recovery Center and the Behavioral Health Department at Weeks Medical Center along with The Doorway at Androscoggin Valley Hospital would like to take a moment of silence Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at noon in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day,

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“Let us take a moment to pause and honor those that we have lost and the families and caregivers that have been impacted.  In our own way and in silence, let us take a moment to reflect on those that are no longer with us and on the families and  caregivers that provide care for individuals and families. Thank you, everyone”

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on the August 31 each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends, remembering those who died as a result of drug overdose. International Overdose Awareness Day also spreads the message that overdose death is preventable.

Thousands of people who use drugs die each year from drug overdose, and data show that overdose rates have risen to previous or higher levels during the pandemic.

Click here for more information about addiction and recovery services at Weeks Medical Center, or call 603-444-2277.

The Weeks North Country Recovery Center offers six convenient locations: Lancaster Clinic, Whitefield Clinic, Groveton Clinic, North Stratford Clinic, Weeks at Mt. Eustis Commons in Littleton, and in Colebrook.

 

 

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