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Overdose Awareness Vigil Announced For Saratoga Springs

Organizations dedicated to the fight against opioid addiction are planning for International Overdose Awareness Day later this month.

The Prevention Council of Saratoga County has announced a vigil for Thursday, August 31st at 7 p.m. in Saratoga Springs.  

The gathering in the Spa City’s Congress Park will come after a free Narcan Training event at the Saratoga Springs Community Library.

According to the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, opioids including prescription drugs and heroin killed more than 33,000 people in 2015, the highest number on record. Nearly half of all overdose deaths involved a prescription opioid.

Lucas Willard is a reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011.
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