Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Gloucester Illuminates Overdose Awareness

Last night, people along Stacy Boulevard gathered to light luminaries and remember loved ones who succumbed to opioids. Purple is the color of solidarity for families, friends, and members of the community and those who attended shared their strength and desire to bring this international calamity to an end. Overdose Awareness Day is followed by Recovery Month, a national observance held in September to promote hope and recovery from addiction. locally, our most recent state budget invests nearly $600 million for a wide range of services to support individuals struggling with addiction and programs to prevent substance addiction through education, prescription monitoring, and more.