Memories of loved ones lost to accidental overdose and stories of recovery were shared Aug. 31 at the International Overdose Awareness Day vigil at Lorain County Community College. The vigil was organized by the Lorain County Opioid Action Team.
There were 143 lives lost to accidental overdose in Lorain County in 2021. Events like these help to erase the stigma associated with addiction and raise awareness of resources available in the community. The Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery Services (MHARS) Board of Lorain County thanks all the community partners who provided information and resources to help reduce overdose deaths in Lorain County.