Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day

August 31st, 2020 is International Overdose Awareness Day, a global event that aims to raise awareness that overdose death is preventable and to reduce the stigma associated with drug-related death.

Prevention Resources Inc., in partnership with Hunterdon and Somerset Municipal Alliances, Safe Community Coalition, Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing (GRASP), Raritan Valley Community College, Partnership for Health Drug-Free Task Force, Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Positive YOUth, Hunterdon County’s Prosecutors Office, Hunterdon County Recovery Center, One Voice, Community in Crisis, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc., Hope One and Parent to Parent Addiction Services, held a free virtual conference that aimed to inform key stakeholders and community members about overdose prevention, substance use disorder and recovery.

Recorded Seminars

Presented by: Karen Widico, CPS, MSW, Prevention Resources &
Sasha Condas, Hunterdon County Community Recovery Center

Presented by: Stacey Becker, Assistant Mental Health Administrator/ A&D Director County of Hunterdon, DHS

Presented by: Dr. Debra Ruisard, DSW, LCSW, LCADC

Presented by: Heather Ogden, NCADD-NJ Advocacy Coordinator

Presented by: Erin Cohen, Prevention Resources &
Wendy Sidebottom, Prevention Resources

A Virtual Vigil was also held to provide support for loved ones and honor in remembrance those lost to overdose. Speakers included Jennifer Sorensen, Lisa Petitt, and Father Harry.