2020 International Overdose Awareness Day
Tennessee Overdose Prevention partnered with LINKED to host their 6th annual International Overdose Awareness Day Event on August 31st, 2020. Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) public health and safety concerns, the event was a virtual livestream event this year.
The event had speakers and gave a voice to many including addiction/recovery professionals, families/loved ones of people with substance use disorder and people in recovery. We will also held a virtual candlelight vigil to remember those we have lost to substance use disorder.
Jeremiah Lindemann created a mapping system to celebrate and remember lost loved ones. We ran a campaign through the month of August leading up to the event and through September which is recovery month with the goal of adding more people to the map to be honored and remembered. To contribute to this campaign, add a loved one to the map and/or share the map on your social media using the hashtag #IOAD2020Remembering.