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Roane County's International Overdose Awareness Day Event

August 14, 2023

International Overdose Awareness Day is an annual campaign to raise awareness of overdose, remember without stigma those who have passed away, and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

Tennessee, like the rest of the country, continues to fight an overdose crisis. Similar to national trends, Tennessee has seen a shift in the primary cause of overdoses from prescription pain relievers (opioids) to illicit substances. Since 2020, Tennessee data shows an increase in overdoses involving illicit stimulants, such as cocaine and methamphetamine-often in combination with opioids, including fentanyl.

Primary prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery services, are essential to reducing the impact of substance use and overdose in our state. Each part of the system offers an essential contribution to this goal and collaboration between sectors magnifies the impact of each contribution.

On August 31st, community organizations across Roane County will collaborate and provide treatment and prevention resources during International Overdose Awareness Day, and host a remembrance celebration with a safe, kid and family friendly environment at David Webb Riverfront Park from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Food, live music, face painting, and guest speakers will be provided. For more information about International Overdose Awareness Day, please visit