“Every year we lose thousands of people from drug overdose globally,” Correia told Lakeland Connect. “Some survive but suffer permanent injury, with devastating impact to their families and friends. Cold Lake is not immune.”
On Aug 31, there will be a BBQ, candle lighting, and open house from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Cold Lake John Howard Society located at 4801 51Street (Old Outreach Building.)
“The BBQ is by donation with all proceeds going back to Cold Lake John Howard Society,” Correia said. “International Overdose Awareness Day provides an opportunity for us to reflect on practical ways to prevent overdose in our community. Overdose is preventable.”
Correia says knowing the real facts about drugs and what to do when you see someone experiencing overdose does save lives.
“Overdose Day events that aim to educate our communities about drugs can really help,” Correia said. “We look forward to seeing everyone.”