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International Overdose Awareness Day

Thousands of people die each year from drug overdose. They come from all walks of life.

Connecticut will join in the global observance of International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31st. This annual event aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma associated with drug-related deaths. It also acknowledges the grief felt by family members and friends of those individuals who have died from a drug overdose.

A number of vigils, presentations, programs, and other events have been planned statewide in conjunction with International Overdose Awareness Day. Please see below for a list of events:



Saturday August 24, 2019

International Overdose Awareness Day- Learn, Remember, Support Saturday, August 24, 2019, 10:00am, Waterbury PAL, 64 Division Street, Waterbury, CT 06704

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Overdose Awareness Day Resource Fair & Candlelight Vigil Thursday, August 29, 5:00pm-8:00pm, Coe Memorial Park, 101 Litchfield St, Torrington, CT 06790

 Friday, August 30, 2019

"Bridgeport…Let’s Talk: Community Conversations Concerning the Opioid Crisis"  Friday, August 30th, 2019, 9:30 am–12:00pm, Margaret Morton Government Center, 999 Broad Street, Bridgeport. 

New London Overdose Awareness and Prevention Event Friday, August 30 10:00am-2:00pm, Williams Park, New London (corner of Williams and Broad) 

Candlelight Vigil hosted by Fairfield CARES Community Coalition & the Fairfield Health Department Friday, August 30, 2019, 7:00pm, Sherman Green Gazebo, 1451 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824 

Saturday, August 31, 2019 

Gone, But Not Forgotten: Remembrance Quilt Square-making Event Saturday, August 31, 2019, 10:00am, Connecticut Clearinghouse, 334 Farmington Ave, Plainville, CT 06062 

Love is Louder- Music Festival Saturday, August 31, 2019, 10:00am, Branford Town Green, 1019 Main St, Branford, CT 06405

 International Overdose Awareness Day 10:00am-1:00pm, Bristol Farmer's Market Centre Square at North Main St. Bristol, CT 06010

International Overdose Awareness Day: Prevention, Networking & Fundraising Event Saturday, August 31, 2019, 1:00pm, North Haven Town Green, 18 Church Street North Haven, CT 06473

The Roadway of Hope CT Rally for Recovery & International Overdose Awareness Event Saturday, August 31 2019, 1:00pm, Hubbard Park Bandshell, 999 West Main St, Meriden, CT 06450

3rd Annual International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil & Food Drive Saturday, August 31, 2019, 6:30pm-8:00pm, 141 Greenwood Ave, Bethel, CT 06801

Connecticut Overdose Vigil, 7:00pm Connecticut State Capital Building, 210 Capital Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106

Prayer and Candlelight Vigil, 8:00pm, Wallingford Town Green, Wallingford, CT 06492

Thursday, September 5, 2019

3rd Annual Community Addiction Awareness Vigil Thursday, September 5, 2019, 7:00pm-8:15pm, 91 Elm St, New Canaan, New Canaan Pop Up Park