We Are One Month Away From Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day

You Can Help Raise Awareness of NJ’s Opioid Crisis

The eighth annual Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day is coming up in just one month on October 6! The statewide initiative is a way for all of us to share information that can help save lives. Last year, thousands of New Jersey residents came together virtually through social and traditional media to share messages by sending an email to friends and family, posting on social media or handing out information in their school of community.   I hope you will consider being part of the movement this year to shine a light on the opioid crisis impacting our state, communities, friends and families.

PDFNJ will provide you with messages and information you need to share.

You can ask your local:

  • Government to issue a proclamation
  • Businesses to share information with customers
  • Religious, political and law enforcement leaders to help raise awareness of Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day and the current opioid crisis

Local Business Sharing Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day Information

Municipalities Issuing Proclamations

Sharing Information on Social Media

Designated by Governor Murphy as a permanent day of prevention, Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day mobilizes the prevention and treatment communities, community leaders and concerned citizens to raise awareness of the potential for dependency on prescribed pain medicine and the link to heroin and fentanyl use in our state. KOOAD is organized by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey in cooperation with the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse; the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Addiction Services; and the Community Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Morris.

I urge all of you to be part of the Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day movement and find out how you can get involved this year so you can help educate your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and community, help reduce the stigma of those who struggle with substance use disorder, and encourage support for those in recovery.

To learn more and register, please click here.

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