AUGUST 31, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm South Steps of State Capitol
We are markingInternational Overdose Awareness Day on August 31 and invite you to join us on the steps of the State Capitol here in Austin.
More than 130 people die in the US every day from a drug overdose. We are in the midst of the worst drug epidemic in United States history. Accidental Overdoses have become the leading cause of deaths in the United States, most are preventable. The day also serves as a warning that not only illicit drugs can be dangerous and no-one is immune to overdose.
With the number of fatalities from prescription drugs and illicit opioids growing, August 31st is also a chance to see that medicines are not always our friends. Painkillers and other pharmaceutical drugs play an important medical role but their use can have tragic long-term consequences. Education, prevention and access to life saving measures and medication will curb this epidemic.
So please join us on August 31 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm on the south side steps of our state capitol to demand action, educate, and remember those we've lost.