Community to recognize overdose dangers Tuesday at City Hall

The Alliance for Substance Abuse Progress in Bartholomew County will be holding an event on the steps of Columbus City Hall Tuesday in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day.

The event seeks to create a better understanding of overdoses, to reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths, and to reduce the harms associated with drug use.

The event will include remarks and a proclamation signing by Mayor Jim Lienhoop. Sherri Jewitt, ASAP’s executive director, is encouraging members of the community to come out and support those who have been personally affected by overdoses.

The event will be from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 31st.