International Overdose Awareness Day

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August 31 is National Overdose Awareness Day. The goal of the day is to raise awareness for prevention efforts and to remember those who have lost their lives to the disease of addiction. In commemoration of the day, the First Baptist Church in Morganton will be holding an event beginning at 5:30 at the First Baptist Church Chapel. The event will feature speakers from Alcoholics Anonymous, AlAnon, Burke Recovery and Narcotics Anonymous. There will be a candle lighting to remember those who have lost their lives to overdose. Additionally, this will be an opportunity to learn about community resources available to help reach recovery.

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