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National Overdose Awareness Day

Posted at 5:49 PM, Aug 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-31 18:49:33-04

Nearly eight hundred Oklahomans die from an overdose death each year.

Today family and friends came together to remember the lives of those lost to addiction and overdoses as a part of National Overdose Awareness Day.

The group SHOTS, Stop Harm on Tulsa Streets, held an event at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center.

The goal of this event was to help those battling with addiction get back on their feet as well as connecting them with the right resources.

Thomas Hundley, a SHOTS volunteer, tells us "You know to just provide that support that is needed to effectively create a positive environment for everyone".

Volunteers also gave out Narcan, information about services, community partners, and support for those who have lost someone to an overdoes death.

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