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Last Updated: Monday, August 27, 2018
Tioga County Legislature has proclaimed August 30th as Overdose Awareness Day in Tioga County. International Overdose Awareness Day follows on August 31st . This day focuses on raising awareness of drug overdoses, as well as works toward reducing the stigma of drug-related deaths.
While this day focuses on all types of drug overdoses, Tioga County has been specifically affected by the opioid epidemic. Last year alone, Tioga County lost 11 residents to opioid overdoses, with an additional 30 overdose deaths occurring in the county from 2014 – 2016. From 2014 – 2017, over 100 opioid overdoses occurred in Tioga County and Narcan was administered over 140 times, allowing those individuals a second chance at life.
The Tioga County Allies in Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition will be hosting their Overdose Awareness Day event on Thursday, August 30th at 6:30pm at the Courthouse Square Gazebo in Owego. This year’s theme is Time to Remember, Time to Act. “This event is a great way for the community to come together to work towards reducing the stigma behind addiction. It also allows us to remember and honor those who have been lost and affected by the opioid epidemic” says Marte Sauerbrey, Chair of Tioga County Legislature.
Luminaria bags will be made at the event to honor and remember those who have been affected and/or lost to an overdose. Individuals who are unable to attend the event but would like to have a free luminaria bag made in someone’s honor or memory may submit names to TiogaCountyASAP@gmail.com. For more information on the Overdose Awareness Day event, please visit Tioga ASAP on Facebook.
Tioga County Public Health offers free Narcan trainings and kits to all residents. To schedule an appointment for a Narcan training, please contact Kylie Holochak at 607-687-8612.