LAKE-GEAUGA RECOVERY CENTERS ANNOUNCES PARTICIPATION IN
INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY
Melanie Blasko, Pres. & CEO
Alternate: John Keller, Chief Development Officer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
International Overdose Awareness Day
Mentor, OH August 30, 2022: Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers is proud to announce its participation in International Overdose Awareness Day on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 by hosting information tables at its Mentor Office located at 9083 Mentor Avenue and its Chardon Office located at 209 Center Street.
Observed on the 31st of August every year, International Overdose Awareness Day aims to raise awareness of overdose, reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths, and create change that reduces the harms associated with drug use. It is also an opportunity to stimulate discussion about evidence-based overdose prevention and drug policy. International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message about the tragedy of drug overdose death and that drug overdose is preventable.
This year, Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers will host information tables at its Mentor and Chardon Offices where members of the community are invited to come by and learn more about the life saving services provided by Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers including Grief and Family Support Groups and pick up a free Narcan kit.
In April 2021, the Centers for Disease Control has estimated that the number of people in the U.S. who had died from overdose in the 12-month period to the end of September 2020 was 90,237.
North America continues to experience the highest drug-related mortality rate in the world, accounting for 1-in-4 drug-related deaths globally.
“At Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, we believe no family should ever have to go through the pain of losing a loved one because of overdose. Please join us and members of the community with lived experience as we stand in solidarity with the families who have been personally affected by overdose” said Melanie Blasko, president and CEO of Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers.
We know during these stressful and uncertain times that those struggling with addiction continue to need care. We are here for you and ready to help. For more information about our programs and services, or for general information, you can reach us at 440-255-0678 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers is a private, nonprofit agency providing continuous service to the community since 1971. Services at Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers are made possible due to the generous support of the Lake County ADAMHS Board, the Geauga Board of MHRS, and United Way of Lake & Geauga Counties.
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