International Overdose Awareness Day: Survivors and Revivers - 8/27/19
Prevention Point Pittsburgh and the City of Pittsburgh’s Office of the Mayor presented the second annual “Honoring Survivors & Revivers” event to mark International Overdose Awareness Day by uplifting the lives of those who have survived an overdose and those who have revived someone experiencing an overdose.
Speakers shared their stories of surviving and reviving, local organizations provided resources and information, and naloxone training and kits were available for free to those interested courtesy of the Allegheny County Health Department. The event was emceed by Alice Bell of Prevention Point Pittsburgh with speakers including: Kevin Kelley (President of the Turtle Creek Volunteer Fire Department), Nique (professional cook and aspiring professional chef), Dana Gold (COO of Jewish Family and Community Services), Kenneth Aquiline (Office of Representative Sara Innamorato), and Simon Taxel (crew chief of Pittsburgh Bureau of Emergency Medical Services). This The community learned how they can support efforts to combat the opioid overdose crisis, promote harm reduction, and reduce stigma in care to those with substance use disorders.
This event was an opportunity for the community to learn how they can support efforts to combat the opioid overdose crisis, promote harm reduction, and reduce stigma in care to those with substance use disorders.
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