Dorchester goes purple for international overdose awareness day

CAMBRIDGE, Md. – In honor of International Overdose Awareness Day, local organizations are spreading the word to end an epidemic.

Dorchester county is “going purple” to spread awareness. Just this year the county has seen five deaths and 34 overdoses by opioid overdose.

By going purple, the town wants to help victims and their families as well as help those who are dependent on highly addictive drugs get the resources they need.

The Chamber of Commerce and many other municipalities are dressing their storefronts and donning their purple shirts to stand in solidarity.

William Jones, the Dorchester County State’s Attorney said, “We really believe that awareness is probably the largest part of the battle that we have.”

Jones also said, “We can prevent so many cases down the road.”

If you want to get involved with the movement log onto dorchestergoespurple.org for more information and events going on.

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