International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a worldwide event that takes place on August 31, 2019. This is an opportunity for us to dedicate our time to remembering those who have fallen to addiction and create awareness of how destructive drugs and alcohol are. We offer education and resources for those who are seeking a way out of addiction and looking for long-term recovery.
Our drug addiction treatment center in Bend, OR will be participating in this global event. This is our way of doing our part to combat addiction everywhere. If you are interested in finding out more about International Overdose Awareness Day 2019 or would like to volunteer, then contact us. We can answer your questions and get you connected with a local event.
How You Can Help with IOAD
Whether you are suffering from addiction, recovering from dependency, or just want to help out in the community, Sunstone Recovery can use your help. There are several things that you can do to show your support for addiction treatment in the community, such as:
- Hold a candlelight vigil in support of families of lost loved ones
- Provide education and resources to the community about prescription and illicit drugs
- Provide a safe space for families who want to share their stories of loved ones they have lost
- Offer a large canvas so that survivors can add a handprint in memory of a family member
You can participate in International Overdose Awareness Day activities that help us remember our loved ones. You can also participate in distributing information, teaching classes, or even providing support for those who are currently struggling with addiction. When we work together, we all have a better chance of recovery.
Opioids Have Become an Epidemic
According to the CDC, nearly 45,000 Americans die each year from opioid overdoses. Opioids can cause a wide range of health issues that include:
- Neurological and brain disorders
- Heart, liver, lung, and digestive problems
- Severe withdrawal symptoms during detox
- Problems with anxiety, depression, memory, or disorientation
- Problems breathing
Opioid addictions continue to climb each year as doctors continue to write more and more prescriptions for opioid drugs. As such, we offer opioid addiction treatment via our opiate addiction treatment center in Bend, OR.
How an Opioid Overdose Occurs
The longer you take an opioid, the less effect it has on your body. Your system develops a tolerance to the drug. When this occurs, you increase your dosage to feel the effects of the drug again. This is how an overdose occurs.
Even a slow increase in dosage can lead to an overdose if you cross the threshold of what your body can handle. An overdose can also occur if you take more than you should in any single sitting. With all of the problems with overdoses, it’s time for us to bring awareness to the dangers of the drugs.
Join Us for International Overdose Awareness Day 2019
As a volunteer for International Overdose Awareness Day, you can play a part in helping us save lives by promoting addiction treatment. Sunstone Recovery helps others to overcome drug and alcohol addiction. Our treatment centers include:
- Xanax addiction treatment center
- Alcohol addiction treatment center
- Benzo addiction treatment center
- Heroin addiction treatment center
To find out more about the services we offer, feel free to call us at 855.833.9199.