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By Madeline Coats
Editor, Mill Creek Beacon 

Overdose awareness events in Snohomish County

Public events for those struggling with opioid addiction

 

Last updated 9/6/2019 at 1:02pm

Photo courtesy of Heather Thomas

Webbly, the AquaSox mascot, helped support opioid overdose awareness by sharing resources with fans at the game on Saturday, Aug. 31 at Funko Field.

Thousands in Snohomish County struggle with opioid use disorder, and too many are lost to overdose. More than 100 people in Snohomish County died of overdoses in 2018.

Overdose is preventable and recovery is possible. Education and treatment play a crucial role in reducing stigma and saving lives.

The Snohomish Health District recently hosted two events aimed at providing people with information and resources about opioids. Another shared goal of the events was to reduce stigma around opioid-related deaths.

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