SouthLight has teamed up with Ship Community Outreach to host a series of community discussions on fentanyl, a major player in the drug overdose epidemic. In recent weeks, Ship Outreach tragically lost four of their community members to fentanyl overdose. They asked for help, and decided this topic was too important not to include community leaders, social service agencies, nonprofit partners and faith communities.
Help Spread the Word About the Illicit Fentanyl Crisis
The safety and well-being of our community is always of utmost importance, which is why SouthLight is proud to recognize the second annual National Fentanyl Awareness Day (May 9, 2023). We are doing our part to raise public awareness about an urgent problem: people are dying at alarming rates due to illicitly manufactured fentanyl (IMF), a potent synthetic opioid.
Founded by parents who have lost loved ones to this crisis, National Fentanyl Awareness Day is supported by a coalition of issue-area experts, corporations, nonprofits, schools, families, and elected officials who are coming together today to spread the word. We invite you to take action with us today to help spread the word and save lives.
3 Ways to Raise Awareness About Fentanyl
Below are 6 key facts you need to know about this crisis. Learn more about fentanyl, key safety tips, and risks at fentanylawarenessday.org.
National Fentanyl Awareness Day is presenting a series of virtual webinars with issue-area experts on an array of topics related to the illicit fentanyl crisis on Tuesday, May 9, 2023.
Register to attend a Panel Discussion on the Fentanyl Crisis on May 16. We will cover the basic facts about fentanyl use, how to respond to an opioid overdose, and how to support someone after overdosing. We’ll also answer questions on the “laced and lethal” drugs infiltrating fentanyl. This will be a Q&A-style conversation led by WRAL’s Julian Grace with clinicians from SouthLight’s Opioid Treatment Program and the Raleigh Police Department’s ACORNS unit. In addition, the NC Harm Reduction Coalition will be on hand to provide Naloxone and test strips, and harm reduction information.