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Mayor Backus declares Aug. 31 as International Overdose Awareness Day


This week, Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus declared August 31 as International Overdose Awareness Day in the City of Auburn.

This day aims to raise awareness about the ongoing public health crisis of drug overdoses and to honor the memory of those who have lost their lives.


The proclamation comes as communities across the nation grapple with the devastating impact of drug addiction and overdose deaths. By designating this day, Mayor Backus hopes to shed light on the urgency of addressing this issue and to encourage collective action.

According to recent data, drug overdose deaths have been on the rise in Auburn and surrounding areas. The city is committed to combating this crisis and is actively working to provide resources and support to those affected.

Mayor Backus expressed her determination to continue the fight against drug addiction, stating, “We will continue to fight the good fight!” She emphasized the importance of raising awareness and remembering the loved ones lost to this significant public health crisis.

The International Overdose Awareness Day serves as a reminder that the fight against drug addiction is ongoing. It is a call to action for individuals, organizations, and communities to come together and work towards prevention, education, and support.


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