By Diane Lee, Public Information Officer, Garrett County Health Department
Each year local communities around the world come together on August 31st to recognize International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) and remember those who have died or suffered permanent damage due to drug overdose.
The event seeks to create better understanding of overdose, reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths, and create change that reduces the harms associated with drug use.
The public is invited to participate in a local event on August 31st, from 7 – 9 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 it is preventable.
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