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International Overdose Awareness Day Brings Attention to Overdose Dangers & Drug Addiction

August 31, 2018

All across the world, there is an unfortunate stigma that surrounds drug addiction and overdoses. People tend to be afraid of someone who has suffered an overdose, wanting to steer away from them rather than help them regain their strength and defeat addiction. In order to help remove this unfair stigma and bring attention to the complexities and consequences of drug overdoses, August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day.

Turning Point — the most trusted name in drug rehabilitation centers in New Jersey — is proud to recognize and participate International Overdose Awareness Day. First initiated back in 2001 in Australia and in part with The Salvation Army, the campaign has been helping people better understand the dangers of substance addiction, what drug users are going through each day, and how to overcome drug abuse. The key focus of International Overdose Awareness Day, though, is a warning that drug overdose deaths are fully preventable with care, support, and knowledge. The more people know about and understand the signs and symptoms of a drug overdose, the more lives can be saved each year.

All across the world, there is an unfortunate stigma that surrounds drug addiction and overdoses have become an all too common occurrence. Drug use has reached epidemic proportions and only with the committed support from individuals around the world will we be able to help those afflicted regain their strength and defeat addiction. In order to help remove this unfair stigma and bring attention to the complexities and consequences of drug overdoses, August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day.

Are you or a loved one struggling with drug or alcohol addiction? There is no better time than right nowto discover how you can break free and regain your independence with the help of Turning Point. Please do not hesitate to call 973.380.0905 or fill out an online contact form to learn more about our treatments, detox programs, and how we customize them to your specific needs. If you know you want our guidance and support, you can also request admission to our New Jersey addiction treatment center now.

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