Overdose Awareness Day
Jim and I were vacationing in Austin and attended the Drug Overdose Awareness Day Event held at the Austin, TX Capitol. Because I lost my son, Jace, to an Heroin overdose in 2016, this day has a special meaning for me. I enjoyed meeting families like me dealing with grief and several agencies that are working hard to help with the opioid epidemic. Resources such as treatment centers, sober living houses, counseling, AA or NA meetings, Narcan samples, and much more were available for consult and give away. At the end of the event, a candlelight vigil was held in memory of those loved ones lost to overdose.