Columbus and Franklin County Addiction Plan to Offer Free Narcan Events for International Overdose Awareness Day
August 30, 2022
Columbus and Franklin County
Addiction Plan to Offer Free Narcan Events for International Overdose Awareness
The Columbus and Franklin
County Addiction Plan will recognize International Overdose Awareness Day on
August 31 by holding several pop up Narcan locations throughout Columbus and
hosting a memorial service from 4 to 6 p.m. at Columbus Public Health.
Residents can get free naloxone
and fentanyl test strips to help prevent overdose deaths on August 31 at:
County Court Complex, 375 S. High St. - 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Healthcare, 16 W. Long St. - 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Vernon Plaza, 1035 Atcheson St. - 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Columbus, 1160 N. High St. – 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Point, 1267 W. Broad St. - 4-8 p.m.
Park, 455 S. Westgate Ave. – 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Additionally, a memorial service
will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at Columbus Public Health, 240 Parsons Ave.,
where more than 6,000 pinwheels are on the front lawn to recognize the impact
of overdoses in our community: 5,703 purple pinwheels representing non-fatal
overdoses among Franklin County residents and 788 white pinwheels representing
fatal overdoses among Franklin County residents in 2021. Dr. Beth Weinstock
with Birdie’s Light, who lost her son to an overdose, and Brenda Stewart with
The Addict’s Parents United also will be speaking, beginning at 5 p.m. Free
Narcan and fentanyl test strips also will be available.
The Columbus and Franklin County
Addiction Plan’s partners for International Overdose Awareness Day include:
Birdie’s Light; Brave Technologies; Columbus Public Health; CompDrug; ADAMH
Board of Franklin County; Franklin County Office of Justice and Policy
Programs; Ohio Department of Health; OSU Wexner Medical Center; Safe Point;
Southeast REACT, and Stonewall Columbus.
International Overdose Awareness
Day is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma
those who have died, and acknowledge the grief of family and friends left
The Columbus and Franklin County Addiction Plan is a
collaborative community effort led by Columbus Public Health to address the
addiction crisis in central Ohio. Through targeted interventions and innovative
programs, the plan works to decrease overdoses, overdose deaths and the spread
of infectious diseases.
For free mail order Narcan or more information on the
Columbus and Franklin County Addiction Plan, visit www.columbus.gov/cfcap.