International Overdose Awareness Day


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day.

The purpose of the day is to reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths and remember those who have passed away from a drug overdose.

- Advertisement -

The Hamilton County Coalition is still having virtual overdose prevention training’s.

The training’s help identify signs of an overdose and teaches you how administer narcan.

Vanessa Spotts, from the Hamilton County Coalition, says, “So, we do the training no matter where you are. We can do it virtually that way you can do it from home day or night and then you tell me if you need narcan and then I make arrangements to get that narcan to you normally within 48 hours. In some locations, we have places where there’s narcan available and I can direct you to where you can go pick that narcan up.”

For information on overdose awareness day click here.

Previous articleHamilton County Sheriff’s Deputy struck by car
Next articleTECH BYTE: Meet with a Doctor Virtually
Danielle Moss joined the WDEF 12 News team in April 2019 as a reporter, producer and fill-in Meteorologist. She began her journey at WDEF as a weather intern. You can find Danielle on the evening anchor desk every weekend. She also reports during the week and does weather as well. Danielle grew up in Atlanta, GA and graduated from Jacksonville State University with a Mass Communications degree. She is currently enrolled in Mississippi State's Broadcast and Operational Meteorology degree program and is expected to graduate in May of 2020. Prior to WDEF, Danielle worked as a sideline reporter on Friday Night Network. She is an avid traveler and is excited to start exploring Chattanooga. To connect with Danielle on social media you can find her on Twitter: @SunnyD_wx and you can like her Facebook page: Danielle Moss WDEF.