As part of International Overdose Awareness Day, the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council requested permission from the Goshen Village Board to host a candlelight remembrance at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, at Village Square, 33 Park Place, Goshen.
The intention of the global event is to raise awareness of drug overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. In addition, it’s meant to acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury because of drug overdose.
Family members, friends, and those affected by drug overdose from all over Orange County are invited to come together in one place to receive comfort and support from one another and renew efforts to reduce the stigma surrounding substance use disorder.
The Goshen Village Board approved this request by the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council of Orange County at its Aug. 26 meeting.