Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day returns Saturday


Education remains a key part of addressing the skyrocketing rates of opioid addiction and deaths, and dedicating a day for volunteers to spread awareness can be a small, but important part of the solution, advocates say.

Thousands of volunteers are expected to participate in Saturday’s Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day, a statewide foot campaign that encourages people to distribute information about safe prescribing, and addiction prevention and treatment resources within their communities.

Advocates and concerned residents and professionals distribute information on foot to businesses, health providers, dentist offices and public centers, as well as deliver door hangers to neighborhood homes.

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