First Step is proud to support International Overdose Awareness Day. This is a day that allows us to honor the families of those who have fallen to drug addiction. We can promote awareness for this plague in the U.S. Every year, thousands of people die from overdoses to illicit drugs, prescription drugs, and alcohol. This epidemic continues to get worse.
By participating in this event on August 31, 2019, we can put overdose at the center of social concern, political policies, and pharmaceutical pressure. We want everyone to have access to all of the information about every drug on the market today. We also provide support to victims and their families without reservation or judgment through our depression treatment program.
If you are looking for a way to impact your community positively, then join us on International Overdose Awareness Day 2019 this August 31st. Together, we can save lives and end addiction for many people.
How You Can Get Involved in IOAD
If you are interested in IOAD, there are three main ways you can get involved, including:
1. Find an Activity
Call our local addiction treatment center to find out what activities are going on during IOAD. If there are no activities near you, then you can launch your own activity with full support from the Penington Institute.
Many activities include memorials, educational opportunities, community events, and awareness initiatives. If you find any activity near you, call up the organization hosting the activity and find out how you can help. It is that simple.
2. Gather Resources for the Event
The IOAD website is packed with all types of resources for your event. You can access promotional materials resources such as:
- T-shirt designs
- Social media and website graphics
- Support kits
- Campaign logos
- Fact Sheets
You can also get other information that you can distribute to your volunteers or throughout your town. IOAD is good about helping you help the cause of substance use disorder and overdose. Most of their resources are downloadable so that you have instant access.
When you donate to International Overdose Awareness Day, you can help the organization continue to get the word out about this horrible epidemic and what we can do to stop it. IOAD offers several ways for you to donate. The process is simple and fast. You can do it online.
About International Overdose Awareness Day
International Overdose Awareness Day started in 2001 by Sally J Finn in Melbourne, Australia. Over the last 18 years, it has turned into a global phenomenon, garnering attention from government agencies, private companies, and similar organizations. On August 31st, thousands of organizations around the world plan events around this special day.
If you are interested in getting involved in International Overdose Awareness Day, First Step will have opportunities for you to volunteer. To find out more call us today at 866.832.6398. We offer resources, education, and treatment for those who suffer from addiction. We help people get on the road to recovery through our opioid addiction treatment program.