TRI-COUNTY OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY EVENT AUGUST 31, 2022
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TRI-COUNTY OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY EVENT
AUGUST 31, 2022
(August 22, 2022 Salisbury, MD) On Wednesday, August 31, 2022, the Tri County Overdose Awareness Day Event will take place at Winterplace Park 6737 Blue Ribbon Road Salisbury, MD 21804 from 5PM-8PM. Many of us have been touched by the devastation of substance misuse and will gather to shatter silence against this heinous disease called addiction. This family-friendly evening will include, but is not limited to over 30 community vendors sharing resources, free food and shaved ice, face painting, and a candlelight vigil; please bring a chair so you can listen in comfort to stories of people who have taken steps towards recovery and those who have lost a loved one to their battle. The event is organized on the understanding that no-one needs to feel shame or disgrace over a drug overdose. 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 our society.
With the number of fatalities from Fentanyl laced street drugs and prescription drugs growing, August 31st is also a chance to learn that medicines are not always our friends. Painkillers and other pharmacy drugs play an important medical role, but taking them other than prescribed can have tragic long-term consequences. Our mission is to spread strength and hope, be proactive in an attempt to draw our community closer, and dispel stigma.
If you or someone you love is struggling with a substance use disorder, please call:
In Wicomico County- the COAT program 24/7 at (443) 783-6875 or visit our Safe Station 24/7 located at 726 S. South Blvd, Salisbury MD (inside of the Recovery Resource Center). For more info, visit the Wicomico County Health Department’s website at www.wicomicohealth.org
In Somerset County– the 24/7 Peer Line at (443) 410-3720 or visit our Recovery and Wellness Center at 11674 Somerset Avenue, Princess Anne Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm or visit somersethealth.org to explore the numerous programs offered.
In Worcester County- the 24/7 Peer Warm Line at (844) 663-7337 or go to our Safe Station at the15th St. Fire Department in Ocean City after hours or visit WorcesterHealth.org to explore the numerous programs offered.
For family members struggling with grief and loss or just need support, call 211 to be connected with a live person or text 898211 for chat services.
A Huge THANK YOU to our sponsor’s for making this event possible: Elks Salisbury 817, Wicomico Goes Purple, WGPurple- Warriors Against Addiction, Inc., and Warwick Manor. And to our in-kind sponsor Froggy 99.9. For additional information about our Overdose Awareness Day event at Winterplace Park, call Jessica Taylor @ 443-695-0548. The event is Rain or Shine!