August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day, so let’s do our part to prevent more loss and suffering.
The overdose numbers keep climbing. Every day, we lose 144 people to an accidental drug overdose. One place to start to build awareness and action to reverse this trend is through social media.
The Partnership has assembled an easy and downloadable toolkit with sample posts to share. These include posts on the overdose reversal drug, Naloxone; one on recognizing the signs of overdose; and others citing statistics that can help drive awareness and action.
Download the social media toolkit and get involved!
Candice joined the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Public Affairs team in June 2007 and today serves as the Assistant Director, Public Affairs and Managing Editor, Partnership News Service. She is focused on public relations, communications and social media strategies in support of many of the Partnership’s parenting resources and educational initiatives for families. Her primary responsibilities include editorial management, production and analysis of the Partnership News Service, the Partnership’s online news service that delivers the latest substance abuse and addiction news. Partnership News Service is distributed daily and weekly to nearly 50,000 subscribers via an eNewsletter and published online (57,000 Unique Average Visitors/per month) at www.drugfree.org/news-service/. Candice also manages the nonprofit’s social media communities on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram. She conducts ongoing media relations and press outreach, drafts press materials, web content, eNewsletters and other printed collateral and maintains the organization’s editorial calendar. She was named one of the 2010 "New York’s Top PR Public Relations Firms and People: The Most Influential and Connected" by Sparkah.com, and in April 2012, she presented “Social Marketing, Media and Stigma Reduction” at the Joint Meeting on Adolescent Treatment Effectiveness conference in Washington, D.C.