A Candlelight vigil is being held in New Milford tonight to honor the lives lost to addiction on International Overdose Awareness Day. The New Milford Substance Abuse Prevention Council is hosting the vigil on the New Milford Village Green from 4pm-8pm.
Council co-chair Lindsey Marr says they will have support and services on hand. The vigil is being held by a parent and a person in recovery at 6:30pm.
The Narcan Training Class that the council held on Monday filled up in a couple of days of announcing it. There were about two dozen people on a wait list, and Marr says that shows the need in this region. She says it's important for people to get support, because addiction doesn't just affect the person suffering from the illness. She notes that it affects friends, family and anyone who knows them.
Marr says bringing awareness to the community is important because a lot of people think they're suffering alone, but they're not.