International Overdose Awareness Vigil
International Overdose Awareness Vigil – Time to Remember – Time to Act
We invite you to join GRASP & A New PATH as we remember and honor individuals who have lost their lives to overdose, and to the failed war on drugs.
When: Sunday, August 28, 2016
5:00 – 7:00pm
Where: Huntington Beach Pier
103 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
5:00pm – Gather at entrance of Pier
5:30pm – Press conference
6:00pm – Walk Pier and Remembrances
6:30pm – Candlelight vigil and return to gathering spot
Accidental fatal overdose is the leading cause of injury-related death in the U.S., and the leading cause of death among people who use drugs around the world. 129 people are dying each day in the U.S. from accidental overdose. We encourage sensible solutions such as increased access to overdose reversal medication naloxone & implementing Good Samaritan 911 policies.
Join GRASP (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing), A New PATH (Parents for Addiction Treatment & Healing) San Diego and Los Angeles, Broken No More, Moms United to End the War on Drugs, The Drug Policy Alliance, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, Center for Living and Learning, Paso Por Paso,NORML Women’s Alliance, Orange County Needle Exchange Program and Students for Sensible Drug Policy.