Friday, December 9, 2022

Mendocino County Hosting Overdose Awareness, Education, and Resource Events Throughout October

The following is a press release from Mendocino County’s Behavioral Health and Recovery Services:


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A potentially lethal dose of fentanyl next to a penny for size comparison [Photograph from the Drug Enforcement Agency]

In support of National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, join us as we remember those we’ve lost to overdose, acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind, and renew our commitment to end overdose and related harms.

Overdose Awareness, Education, and Resources Options Events will take place each weekend in October. During each event, we will be providing an opportunity for the community to learn about overdose and the steps you can take to prevent it, as well as celebrating the lives of those who have passed from an overdose.

There are five events taking place, one each Saturday in October from 10:30 am-1:30 pm, each taking place in a different location in the County. October 1st at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville, October 8th at the Gualala Community Center, October 15th at the Fort Bragg Town Hall, October 22nd at the Ukiah Alex Thomas Plaza, and October 29th at the Willits Recreation Grove Park.

Overdose Awareness, Education, and Resources Options Events are sponsored by Consolidated Tribal Health Project, National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Sovereign Nation of Pinoleville, the City of Ukiah, and Mendocino County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services.

For questions or additional information, contact (707) 472-2300, or if you, a friend, or a family member need help, call the Beacon Call Center at 1-855-765-9703

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