Aug. 31 is Overdose Awareness Day, and News4JAX is teaming up with local organizations hoping to save lives. The main culprit behind the surge in overdose cases, locally, is fentanyl.
Throughout the day on Channel 4 and News4JAX.com you’ll find real stories, see real numbers and get real answers.
Wednesday from 5-7 p.m., we hosted a phone bank where drug treatment professionals and addiction specialists answered your questions directly. If you didn’t get a chance to call in or you do need help, you can call Lakeview Health at 904-906-3195 or Beaches Recovery at 904-624-6901.
You can also reach the National Drug Helpline addiction hotline at 844-289-0879.
Tonight the Acosta Bridge will be lit in purple in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day, which is a time to remember those who have lost their lives and to acknowledge the grief of their friends and families. #jtafla pic.twitter.com/rHZZdMK9gm— Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) (@JTAFLA) August 31, 2022
Here’s a collection of our “Ending Overdose” coverage. We’ll update this list as we publish more content throughout the day. Please share these stories and help spread the word about the dangers of fentanyl and how we can all make a difference with free training.
We know this is a far-reaching issue that has touched many of our viewers personally. If you would like to share your story with us, you can leave a comment using the form below.