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Parents and Harm Reduction Advocates from Southern California Gather in Los Angeles for the 13th Annual International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31
Date:8/28/2013

en, Founder of Broken No More and Moms United member said, "Accidental overdose, especially among our youth must end. The facts are out there, but the action is NOT. This is incomprehensible to me.  There is something very wrong with a society that stands by and lets this continue even after they are made aware of the issue.  We are losing our loved ones through addictive illness - and lack of action to prevent, treat, and cure this disease - because of stigma and prejudice.  This can happen to anyone. Do not be fooled that it cannot happen to you.  Please help, please pay attention, please act!"

International Overdose Awareness Day, started by the Salvation Army in Australia in 2001, is an opportunity for people around the world to publicly mourn loved ones without guilt or shame. Many participating countries also use this day to send a strong message to people who currently and formerly used drugs that their lives are valued and that no one should ever die from a preventable fatal drug overdose. 

Contact: Gretchen Burns Bergman – 619-670-1184
John O. Whitaker - 213-400-6542


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