October 6th is Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day

October 5, 2023

Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day (KOOAD), which has been observed on October 6th in New Jersey since 2016, is this Friday. KOOAD is the project of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ), in cooperation with the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse; the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS); and the Community Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Morris. It aims to address the opioid epidemic in New Jersey and across the country by sharing vital information on the risks of opioid use, as well as toolkits, messages, images, and sample letters to help individuals and organizations take action.

Individuals and organizations can join in KOOAD efforts by sharing important information about opioids and the evolving opioid crisis with their families, friends, and neighbors on Friday and throughout the month. Every action and sharing of information makes a difference in the goal to raise awareness about New Jersey's opioid crisis.

Those interested can take one or more of these simple steps to participate in Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day:

KOOAD will host a learning series webinar, Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day: An Update from NIDA, on October 6, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. ET.

In this learning series webinar, Wilson M. Compton, MD, MPE, Deputy Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the National Institutes of Health, will provide an overview of the current state of the evolving opioid crisis with his presentation. Drug Addiction, Science, and the U.S. Overdose Epidemic.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Education (CE) credits are available for attendees.

Click here to register to attend and for more information, and click here for more information on KOOAD 2023.

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