8/31/2023 - 6th Annual Fairfield International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil

Community Overdose Vigil to mark International Overdose Awareness Day

Please join us for a candlelight vigil to help end overdose, remember, without stigma, those who have died from overdose, and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.
All are invited to speak and share about their loss of a loved one, continued struggle or pathway to recovery.
Please bring your own chair.
Music provided by Jim Savage, LCDC, Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Consultant and closing remarks by Reverend Sara Smith from UCC, Bridgeport.


We are grateful to M Communications for providing audio/visual equipment for the vigil once again.

Check out CT Public Radio's piece on last year's vigil.

Download IOAD Factsheets here (select category International Overdose Awareness Day Fact Sheets). 

Why do we observe International Overdose Awareness Day?

Listen to the song 'Sober' by Connecticut artist Jordan Meyer set to images from the Memorial Poster Project by Today I Matter, Inc. to honor those lost to substance use disorder:

Watch the short clip "One Decision":

For updated overdose fatality numbers in Connecticut, visit this interactive dashboard maintained by the Connecticut Department of Health on its page dedicated to Opioids and Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention.