Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Public Health Supports International Overdose Awareness Day

Guelph, ON: Public Health, along with community partners, will be hosting a BBQ at Edelbrock Centre in Orangeville on International Overdose Awareness Day to raise awareness of drug overdoses in our community and reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths. Individuals and families affected by this issue will say a few words and there will be a moment of silence. 

Expired and unwanted prescriptions can be dropped off at the event, and naloxone kits - a medication that temporarily reverses the effects of an overdose from opioids - will be available for pick up.

When: Thursday, August 31 (International Overdose Awareness Day)
Where: Edelbrock Centre (30 Centre St, Orangeville)
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
 
Background:

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health plays a vital role in improving and maintaining the health of residents in the communities it serves. To prevent and protect against illness and injury and to promote health, Public Health works with local municipalities, other service providers including primary healthcare, hospitals, long-term care, education and social service sectors and many other community partners.
 
For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Chuck Ferguson
Manager, Communications
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health
519-846-2715 ext. 4614
chuck.ferguson@wdgpublichealth.ca