Monday, August 8, 2022

Overdose Awareness Month - Upcoming Community Event

Talking about overdose could save a life

August is Overdose Awareness Month. Because of the toxic unregulated drug supply in our province, people are still overdosing and dying in BC at record rates.

Unfortunately, more and more people know a friend or family member who has died or overdosed in our province.

There is a stigma associated with using unregulated drugs. This stigma means that people may not reach out to family, friends, and medicinal professionals out of fear of being judged as “one of those people.”

Many people use unregulated drugs recreationally, and there are ways to be safer. For example, you can get your drugs tested, including through the mail.

If you want to learn more about how to stop overdoses, please visit the BC government’s Stop Overdoses website, where you can also learn about reducing the stigma around unregulated drug use.

Community Event Poster

The Langley Overdose Response Community Action Team is hosting a community event at Douglas Park on Wednesday, August 31st starting at 6 pm. There will be a free BBQ, vigil, memorial walk, naloxone training, and other community resources. For more information, please visit the event’s Facebook page.

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