CLEAR invites all to join us for
A Day of Prayer and Remembrance
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
328 Sixth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (Downtown)
International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.
Overdose Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.
CLEAR wants Pittsburgh to be known as a “The City of Recovery” for its leadership for recognizing and addressing the epidemic of addiction and related problems in our community and thus, lessening the human suffering caused by addiction.
Specifically, CLEAR serves as a catalyst to bring together community leaders to publicly recognize addiction as a critical public/private problem and educates and advocates for the creation of an effective, efficient and integrated community system for the prevention and treatment of all addictions.
Often community efforts are carried out in isolation from one another and things and people can fall through the cracks in the system. Over the years, CLEAR has worked to bring people together to dialogue about how best to address addiction issues.