Substance Use Advisory Group to Hold Overdose Awareness Booth at Hometown Festival

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The Substance Use Advisory Group will host its annual Overdose Awareness Day event Saturday and Sunday at the Boulder Creek Hometown Festival.

The event is intended to both honor those who have died of overdoses and raise awareness of overdose prevention strategies, Boulder County Community Services officials said in a news release.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days of the festival. It will be at booth 9, near the intersection of Broadway Street and Canyon Boulevard.

The booth will include materials on the Fentanyl Accountability and Prevention Bill, which passed the state legislature this spring and aims to tackle a drug that is now the leading cause of overdose deaths in the country. The stand will also offer training in the administration of Naxolone, an emergency treatment for overdoses of narcotics such as Fentanyl, and distribute free Naxolone kits.

“The goal is to provide community members with the education and awareness they need to support others and protect themselves,” officials said in the press release. “Event attendees will meet community partners dedicated to overdose response and prevention in Boulder County.”

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