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Last updated: 8/31/17

International Overdose Awareness Day

The interfaith service will remember those impacted by overdose, and begin the City's Recovery Month programming.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh will gather with local faith leaders for an interfaith service to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day. The event will also kick off Recovery Month programming for September 2017. City Hall will be lit purple tonight, the recognized color for drug overdose awareness, to honor those impacted by overdose.

We have a robust schedule of recovery events throughout the month of September. These events aim to combat social stigma, celebrate recovery, and promote overall awareness.

“Recovery Month is a time where the City of Boston celebrates and actively promotes Boston’s outstanding recovery community,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “Recovery allies and individuals in recovery embody resilience and exemplify that no one is beyond hope.”

Recovery Month events are organized or co-organized by the City of Boston. All are free and open to the public:

More info is available at and ORS’ Twitter @ORSBoston. We encourage everyone to use the hashtag #BosRecoveryMonth throughout September.