142 Americans die from drug overdoses every day. America is enduring a death toll equal to September 11th every three weeks. If this scourge has not found you or your family yet, without bold action by everyone, it soon will.
From 2000 to 2015, more than 500,000 people died of drug overdoses, and opioids account for the majority of those. “The average American would likely be shocked to know that drug overdoses now kill more people than gun homicides and car crashes combined,” the commission said.
– President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis
2017 H.O.P.E. Walk of Shelby County (Heroin Overdose Prescription Elimination)
I would like to invite you to please join me on Saturday August 12th at the 2017 H.O.P.E. Walk of Shelby County. This overdose awareness and memorial walk is to remember those who lost their lives, stand with their families, to offer hope to those in recovery, provide awareness & resources, change perceptions & the stigma, and to make a commitment to continue to work together in this battle of addiction.
The event will include a silent walk, candlelight vigil, encouraging speakers, addiction resources, free t-shirts, and food trucks. Our Safe Harbor team will have coordinating t-shirts and we would love to have you join us.