National Overdose Awareness day is an event held every year to commemorate those who have passed due to problematic substance use and those who still struggle with addictive behaviours. It is an hour long ceremony with guest speakers discussing the challenges faced by those affected by addictions and a call out for broader support in terms of drug policy’s in our communities.
Type of Event:
Celebration (award ceremony, honoring or recognizing individual(s) or organization(s), milestone event, fair, carnival, family day, etc.)
Communication/Media (proclamation signing, press event, radio or television programming, op-ed, article or journal publication, book signing, blogging, etc.)
Education (townhall meeting, class, workshop, lecture or training for community and general public, policymakers, social service and criminal justice organizations, etc.)
Health and Wellness (screening for substance use and/or mental disorder screening, smoking cessation, health fair, blood pressure or diabetes clinic, yoga, healing, retreat, etc.)