Knock Out Opioid Awareness Day is an informative, yearly event that happens across New Jersey. This event takes place on October 6th with the intention of bringing awareness to opioid use and misuse, including over prescribing of this pain killer.
Last year, a total of about 10,000 people across New Jersey participated in this astounding event. Participants went door-to-door distributing door knockers that explained the dangers of opioids. Some signs read “Would you give your child heroin for a toothache?”. These eye opening signs allowed for citizens to become more aware of addictive opioids and opiates are by making the stark comparison that heroin is the same concept as opioids.
This year, Community Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Morris will be hosting another Knock Out Opioid Abuse Concert, titled “A Journey of Recovery: It’s time! Things I must express”. This event will take place at County College of Morris on October 4th from 6-9pm in the Dragonetti Auditorium.