Clare Kennedy is someone I have had the privilege to meet in the past here in Brighton and Hove where we both live. Yesterday she was publicising the International Overdose Day 2021 campaign on Facebook and no doubt on other social media settings. Clare is someone who understands very well the ending of alcohol in her own life and so she has a very strong commitment to helping other people who have been impacted by a range of other conditions. Here are some of the words she published on her facebook yesterday
It’s with mixed emotions we share this post. Today, sadly is international overdose day. This short film has been made by many national arts and #Recovery organisations, to remember those that have been lost. We as a recovery charity send our love and condolences to those affected. Please know if you or a loved one is struggling, it really doesn’t have to be this way #RecoveryIsPossible if you need support, a place to start, a listening ear, we are here, call today our #RecoveryHelpline, we have 1000’s of connections all over the country, amazing recovery connectors, projects, organisations and fellowships that can help support your transformational journey. Give us a ring today, we are here, free and confidential. #KSCiO 020 3416 3643 Please share far and wide, together, we can #EndOverdose
Of course yesterday was the International Overdose Day 2021 and today it is no longer the overdose day but people who are facing the challenge of overdose need our assistance today just as much as was the case yesterday and the day before. I hope that other people will be promoting this campaign.