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Garrett County Overdose Awareness Day
August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The public is invited to participate in a local event on 31 August 2021 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Glades Park Pavilion at 10 Spruce Lane, Oakland. The Stories of Hope & Candlelight Vigil is designed to raise awareness that overdose affects all walks of life and is preventable.
The Stories of Hope will begin at 7:00 PM with several community members telling their stories. Resource tables will be available with information about prevention, treatment, recovery, support groups, etc.
Participants are asked to wear purple to show support to all who have lost a loved one.
Masks are encouraged for unvaccinated people and for anyone who prefers a higher level of protection.
International Overdose Awareness Day is organized by Penington Institute, an Australian not-for-profit organization. Locally, the event is partially funded by the Maryland Department of Health and SAMHSA. For more information, visit the AddictionHappens.org Facebook page or call Sadie Liller at the Health Department at 301-334-7730 or 301-895-3111.