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Northwest ATTC Participates in International Overdose Awareness Day Media Campaign

August 27, 2019

International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD), held every August 31st, is a global event that aims to raise awareness of overdose, reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths, and acknowledge the grief felt by family and friends who have lost someone to overdose.

This year, at the University of Washington Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI) reached out to partners in Washington State and asked them to submit videos answering the question, "How can you stop overdose?"

The Northwest ATTC has been actively involved in a number of projects and events aimed at combating the opioid crisis and reducing deaths from overdose, so we were excited to be able to participate in this important educational campaign.

How can you stop overdose?
Find our answer here, in our video co-starring Co-Director Bryan Hartzler and Northwest ATTC staff Erinn McGraw and Laura Cooley! will be sharing these videos on social media during the week of August 26-31, 2019. Find them on Facebook and Twitter and share the posts using the hashtags #IOAD #stopoverdose and #endoverdose.

You can also find all the videos submitted on their website here. See what Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson had to say, as well as representatives from WA Department of Health, WA Health Care Authority, Kelley-Ross Pharmacy, and more!

Want to participate in an IOAD event?
Events have been scheduled in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington so far. Find them in other locations by searching here

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