(FESTUS) Compass Health Network in Jefferson County will be observing International Overdose Awareness Week beginning Monday August 28th.
Beth Kreminski is the Director of Substance Use Recovery at Compass Health Network in Festus, she says the overdose statistics are unsettling.
Kreminski says one particular drug, designed for use on animals is now being blended into other drugs and sold to addicts.
“Overdose Awareness Week” in Jefferson County begins with an open house at the Justice Center in Hillsboro on August 28th. On the evening of the 29th, the “Strike Down Use Bowling” event will be held at Quonset Lanes in Crystal City from 5-7pm. On Wednesday the 30th there will be a speakers luncheon beginning at Noon at the Justice Center. The “Overdose Awareness Day Walk” will be on Thursday the 31st beginning at 9am on Main St. in Hillsboro. On Friday September 1st Overdose Awareness Week comes to a close with “Donuts and Discussion from 9-10am in The Justice Center.
Listen to the KJFF interview with Beth Kreminski below.