Scott County Overdose Awareness Day Event

CEASE

August 11, 2017

For more information: Lori Croasdell

Phone: (812) 820-0620

Email: lcroasdell@me.com

For Immediate Release

Scott County Overdose Awareness Day Event: Addiction Education for Families and the Community

(Scott County, IN)  Scott County is beginning to embrace recovery and transformation. Our community continues to learn and grow from the challenges of the past. One way we can reduce the stigma surrounding addiction and recovery is to educate ourselves.

On Saturday, August 26, starting at 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., all Scott County citizens, families, and friends will have the opportunity to learn about “what is addiction, what are treatment options from 12-step to Medically Assisted Treatment, naloxone education and administration training”. There will be a free lunch grilled by Scott County first responders and opportunities to interact with them.

Everyone is invited to attend this FREE community-wide event to come together in honor of “International Overdose Awareness Day” at the Jayce Ray Stallings Youth Center, 1054 Clay St., Austin, Indiana.

Last year more people died in the U.S. from drug overdose death than in all the deaths in the Vietnam War. The approximately 142 U.S. deaths each day from drug overdoses is “equal to September 11 every three weeks.” Bringing awareness and understanding to all citizens is vital to addressing this epidemic.

The CEASe Coalition has partnered with Overdose Lifeline in putting on this FREE Community Event which is made possible by a generous grant from the Anthem BlueCross BlueShield Foundation.

*Like* CEASe of Scott County on Facebook and text your email address to 812-820-0620 to be added to the “Scott County Happenings” e-newsletter list-serve that comes out every Friday. Also visit the CEASe of Scott County website with more information on addiction, treatment, and the coalition: www.sccease.org.

If you plan to attend the event, please RSVP to lcroasdell@me.com or text 812-820-0620 by August 24.

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