Overdose Awareness Day Brings Despair and Hope

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David Van Der Velde, the Executive Director and Co-Founder at Awakening Recovery, wrote an article in Thrive Global in recognition of  Overdose Awareness Day (August 31, 2022).

There is an epidemic in overdoses, largely attributable to the increased use of fentanyl in illicit drugs, that is causing  tragic loss of life to our families and friends struggling with substance addiction in the U.S.

David, who’s dedicated himself to helping others recover, points out that there are also some reasons for hope as well, including improvements in the tools we have at our disposal to provide treatment for substance use disorders (SUDs).

Read the entire article on Thrive Global here: https://thriveglobal.com/stories/2022-overdose-awareness-month-brings-despair-and-hope%ef%bf%bc/.