CompDrug had a powerful week with our partners raising awareness about overdose and how to prevent it, in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day.

CompDrug worked with The Columbus & Franklin County Addiction Plan to place over 6,000 flags on the lawn of Columbus Public Health to represent those impacted by overdose. Overdose deaths in Franklin County increased to 855 last year, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. That is a 45.6% increase from 2019 to 2020.

On Tuesday, we helped distribute the lifesaving medication, Naloxone (Narcan) at two locations in Columbus in partnership with many critical allies including the Franklin County Coroner’s Office, ADAMH, Equitas, Southeast Behavioral Health, Columbus Public Health, The Ohio State University and many more. Our trusted therapy dog Grover even stopped by to help spread the important message of carrying Narcan!

If you missed it, it’s not too late to become a trained Narcan carrier! Click HERE to learn more.