International Overdose Awareness Day is today. A coalition in Greater Danbury will be holding a Narcan Training session, talking about prevention and offering information about treatment options to mark the day.
The program is being put on by the Regional Opioid Prevention Workgroup at Danbury Public Library on the 31st from 5 to 6:30pm. There will be a walk from library plaza to Kennedy Park where participants who lost someone to an overdose will place a pair of shoes at a memorial installation.
Members of the coalition are WCHN, Danbury Police, Facing Addiction, WCSU, Family and Children’s Aid, Town of Ridgefield, MCCA, Mountainside, CT Counseling, CNV Help, Apex, Newtown Parent Connection, CIFC, Timothy House, Green Funeral Home, STMAD, Bethel Community Care Coalition, and Americorps.
The 2nd Annual Overdose Awareness Vigil hosted by The HERO Project is being held at Bethel united Methodist Church from 6:30 PM - 8 PM.