Old Bridge Township

Middlesex County, NJ

1 Old Bridge Plaza, Old Bridge, NJ 08857
Phone: 732-721-5600     Fax: 732-607-7900

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8/31/2020 - Old Bridge Recognizes International Overdose Awareness Day

 

OWEN HENRY

MAYOR

 

HIMANSHU R. SHAH

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR

TOWNSHIP OF OLD BRIDGE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 31, 2020

Contact:

Kelly Yaede

732-721-5600 ext. 2035

kyaede@oldbridge.com

 

Old Bridge Recognizes International Overdose Awareness Day

Old Bridge, NJ- Today, Mayor Owen Henry officially recognizes August 31st as ‘International Overdose Awareness Day,’ to raise awareness of drug abuse and end the stigma surrounding those struggling with addiction. This day will be an opportunity to educate ourselves on the disease that is drug addiction, and to remember our neighbors who have lost their lives due to an overdose. Tonight, the Old Bridge Public Library will be decorated in purple lights in recognition of Overdose Awareness Day.

Across the nation, overdose deaths have doubled in the past 14 years and prescription drug abuse is now the number one cause of accidental deaths in the United States. With ‘International Overdose Awareness Day,’ we hope to reduce overdoses by providing education about drug abuse and give aid to those struggling with an addiction.

 Therefore, the township joins the nation in recognizing August 31st, 2020 as ‘International Overdose Awareness Day’ and urges all residents to learn about this disease and to aid those who are affected by it.

For the New Jersey Addiction Services Hotline, please call (844) 276-2777.

 

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