Episcopal churches observe International Overdose Awareness Day with prayer services, Narcan distribution

Episcopal churches across the United States observed International Overdose Awareness Day, a global event that’s been held every Aug. 31 since 2001.

The Rev. Barbi Click advocates for overdose awareness and the elimination of stigma around drug addiction because her grandson died in 2021 from overdosing on Percocet laced with fentanyl after suffering from an anxiety disorder.

“[Drug addiction] is a city, a county, a state, a nationwide problem. It’s just one of those things that affects everyone; it has the potential to touch everybody,” said Click, diocesan missioner for the Diocese of Missouri’s Jubilee Ministry for advocacy and service for marginalized people.  To read more click here