NUTLEY, NJ - Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day is October 6 in Nutley. Municipal Alliance Coordinator ‘Sam’ Carella shared some of the plans for the day with TAPinto Nutley. 

Last year, legislation signed by Governor Christie declared every Oct 6 as Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day (KOOAD) in NJ.

The Nutley Municipal Alliance is sponsoring KOOAD in partnership with Nutley Neighborhood Watch, L.E.A.D and numerous civic organizations and churches to be announced in an upcoming press release.  

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On October 6, hundreds of medical, dental, chiropractic and physical therapy professionals; church and school leaders, local club officers and elected and appointed officials will serve as ‘Walk Leaders’ on a mission to educate the Nutley community on the deadly facts of opioid abuse and available alternatives to opioid use.

Walk Leaders and their teams will go door to door and business to business placing door hangers throughout Nutley to raise awareness of the potential for dependency on prescribed pain medicine and its link to heroin abuse rates.

  1. All volunteers will meet Friday afternoon in the Nutley High School parking lot adjacent to the library.
  2. Walk Leaders will break out with their teams to share their teams ‘walk map’ and distribute door knockers
  3. Walk teams will proceed to their designated neighborhoods and place information doorknockers on every door in their assigned area.

Those interested in being a Walk Leader or a Walker in your neighborhood on October 6 email

hopefornutley@nutleynj.org

Look for updates and town wide coverage of the event from TAPinto Nutley.