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International Overdose Awareness Day 2023

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International Overdose Awareness Day 2023

August 31, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Save the Date: August 31, 2023

Safe Communities has historically hosted this event at Olbrich Park, where the flags and signs (representing someone lost to overdose) were displayed a week before and after the event. 

This year, Monona Drive is under construction. Therefore, International Overdose Awareness Day 2023 will be held at James Madison Park beginning at 5 p.m. A barrier to this venue is that the permit only allows signage to be displayed on the event day. However, Bridges Golf Course generously agreed to host our signs this year from 8/21-9/5.

Signs and yard wires can be picked up outside our office door at 2453 Atwood Ave, Suite 210. Please either bring your sign to James Madison Park on the day of the event or display your sign at Bridges Golf Course.

NOTE: If you made a memorial flag for a loved one in a previous year, please make a new sign. Our flags did not hold up well to the weather and we are switching to more durable plastic signs. You may also request that we make a sign for you by completing this form.

Free Registration here!!!



Treatment Key

Safe communities has complied a list of abbreviation definitions for finding the right treatment for you.

MAT: Medication for Addiction Treatment.
OP: Outpatient Treatment – person lives at home or in the community, attends. individual and group therapy, these can include or not include MAT.
IOP: Intensive Outpatient Treatment – person lives at home or in the community, attends individual and extended groups, 9-12 hours a week.
Residential: person lives at the facility for a period of at least 14 days, some last as many as 45 days.
PHP: Partial Hospitalization Program is a structured mental health treatment program that runs for several hours each day, three to five days per week.
DBT: Dialectical behavior therapy is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that integrates mindfulness techniques.