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Sharing Stories & Remembering Loved Ones On International Overdose Awareness Day

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Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson will speak at the Aug. 31 meeting. Credits: Rod Hirsch/Tapinto file photo
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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Those who have lost a loved one to an overdose or drug use are invited to join others in the community who've experienced the same pain and suffering on Aug. 31 at the Somerville Elks Lodge #1068, 375 Union Ave.

International Overdose Awareness Day will be observed with a two-hour awareness program from 7-9 p.m., according to Somerset County Freeholder Brian D. Levine, human services liaison. Coffee and refreshments will be available.

Rev. Timothy Wolf of EmPoWER Family Success Center will emcee the program. Also participating will be Levine and Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. To help keep the much-needed conversation going, members of the community, who have lost loved ones or who are in recovery, will share their personal stories.  In addition, community agencies, self-help groups and advocacy organizations will have resource tables available with information and tools residents can use to help someone they know. 

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At the end of the program, a candlelight vigil will be held outside of the lodge in remembrance of all those who have lost their lives to addiction.

This program is sponsored by the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, the county Department of Human Services, the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office, the Somerville Elks Lodge #1068 Charitable Trust, EmPoWER Family Success Center and Safe Communities Coalition of Hunterdon and Somerset.

To register or to get more information, contact Jennifer Sorensen at Sorensen@co.somerset.nj.us or (908) 704-6305

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