The following is a series of stories by Public Health Insider to highlight Overdose Prevention Day:
Thursday, August 31, is International Overdose Prevention Day.
This week, we are sharing community perspectives on preventing overdose and addiction. We start with a conversation with Maya, an 18-year-old who started abusing prescription drugs at the age of 13. Now, she’s in recovery and shares her insight with us.
Here are a two resources if you or someone you know could use some support:
- Teen Link: Teen Link includes a teen-answered help line or online chat every evening between 6-10 PM, 1-866-TEENLINK (833-6546)
- Washington Recovery Helpline– 24 hour crisis and support line
Find a drop box here to safely dispose of medications.