NV Overdose Day August 31st, 2022

International Overdose Awareness Day is a time to remember and a time to act. A day to pay tribute to those we've lost, and honor the families and friends touched by overdoses. 2022 marks the Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance’s 6th year of sponsoring this event. It is an opportunity for community to gather for health related resources, sharing, and a candlelight vigil. Join families, people who use drugs, government officials, businesses and policy makers together in a shared effort to reduce the tragedy of overdose in our community.
-Free food, provider booths, silent auction, testimonials
-Overdose prevention and naloxone education
-Information about fentanyl and fentanyl test strips
-Soles for Souls memorial

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    This year’s event will be held from 5:00pm-7:30pm at the Chuck Minker Sports Complex – 275 N. Mojave Rd., Las Vegas, NV

    If you would like to sign up as a vendor at this event, you can do so by clicking here.

    If you have any questions, please contact the Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance at sonvharmreductionalliance@gmail.com

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    International Overdose Awareness Day

    August 31st

    International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on 31 August 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 died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

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    International Overdose Awareness Day is more than a single day to remember the countless friends, neighbors, and family members we’ve lost to overdoses. It is a day where we pause to hold space for all communities that have been impacted by the loss of these amazing people. It is a day where we reflect on our collective behavior and attitudes towards those who struggle and who use substances. It is a day to learn new skills to prevent the loss of others. It is a day where we honor and celebrate the networks of people who have lost someone they deeply love and care about, and remember that there is hope. And it is a day for action, in the pursuit of collectively treating others with compassion and making the necessary changes to prevent the loss of future lives.

    Join your community in this international day of remembrance, celebration, and action. Organized by the Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance, this annual event will take place virtually and streamed live online. Please help share this event with others.

    Soles for Souls

    In 2021 there were 616 total deaths in Clark County, of those, 369 were opioid related. This year at the 6th annual International Overdose Awareness Day 2022 event, hosted by the Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance, there will be an interactive art display. “Soles for Souls” will raise awareness of those who will never walk with us again. Every pair of shoes donated will be displayed throughout the event to represent a life lost to drug overdose in our city. After the event each shoe donation will be donated to local charities in need of shoes.

    If you are interested in donating shoes to this amazing installation please contact Michele Jorge at:

    Phone: 702-759-0986 Cell: 702-859-1481 Email: Jorge@snhd.org

    If you are with an organization that is interested in receiving shoes after the event, please check out our request page here.

    Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance

    The Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance (SNHRA) is committed to the health and well-being of the people of Southern Nevada by reducing stigma, risks associated with sex, overdoses, and the harmful effects of drugs/substances within the community regardless of their circumstances.

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    Syringe Exchange

    Trac-B Exchange operates the first storefront syringe exchange (needle exchange) in southern Nevada. The operation of this program was made possible by Nevada Senate Bill 410 which became effective in July of 2013. That bill allows Trac-B to provide sterile hypodermic devices to reduce the transmission of disease.

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    Naloxone Opiate Overdose Reversal Medication

    Naloxone is a life saving medication that can be given to a person during an opiate reversal and will stop the overdose and allow the person to survive until paramedics arrive. Its very important to have naloxone on hand if you or someone you know is at risk of an opiate overdose. Opiates include heroin and derivatives of it. Anyone can get trained on how to administer naloxone here at Trac-B Exchange. The education portion takes about 20 minutes to complete and you will leave with naloxone, free of charge. No appointment is needed, just some form of identification. You can also access Naloxone in each one of our 5 vending machines.

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    Impact Exchange Vending Machines

    Trac-b Exchange currently has 5 harm reduction vending machines in Las Vegas. These vending machines are the first and only of their kind in the United States. Anyone 18+ with some form of ID can come into Trac-B Exchange (6114 West Charleston Blvd, 89146) and sign up for a vending machine card, or at any of the 5 locations.

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    In the News

    Recent articles published about overdose rates.

    Health District warns of spike in fentanyl deaths around Las Vegas

    Health District warns of spike in fentanyl deaths around Las Vegas

    Health District warns of spike in fentanyl deaths around Las Vegas
    Southern Nevada Health District issues advisory on fentanyl

    Southern Nevada Health District issues advisory on fentanyl

    Southern Nevada Health District issues advisory on fentanyl
    Fentanyl deaths in Clark County jump during first half of 2020

    Fentanyl deaths in Clark County jump during first half of 2020

    The Southern Nevada Health District released data Monday showing an alarming uptick in deaths in Clark County involving fentanyl — despite opioid deaths falling in the last five years.