McDowell Technical Community College

A Time to Remember, A Time to Act

We are marking International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31st, 6:00pm at the new Mitchell County Courthouse, Bakersville, NC and invite you to join us.

Alternate Inclement Weather Location: Mitchell High School Auditorium

Overdose Awareness Day has been a key remembrance event for those who have died from fatal drug overdoses since 2001. On August 31 thousands of people worldwide will stand alongside the friends and families of fatal overdose victims to reflect on those who have been lost. 

Overdose Awareness Day offers all who have been affected by overdose a chance to publicly mourn and help the wider community understand that fatal overdose profoundly affects mainstream society.

The day also serves as a warning that not only illicit drugs can be dangerous and no-one is immune to overdose.

With the number of fatalities from prescription drugs growing August 31 is also a chance to see that medicines are not always our friends. Painkillers and other pharmacy drugs play an important medical role but their careless use can have tragic long-term consequences.

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