Doctors Hospital of Manteca Honors International Overdose Awareness DaySep 5, 2023
Team members at Doctors Hospital of Manteca wore purple in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31, 2023. It's the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose.
It’s a day to:
- Remember loved ones who have died from drug overdose and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.
- Take action to encourage support and recovery for everyone impacted by substance use and overdose.
- End overdose by spreading awareness of overdose prevention strategies.
Wearing purple commemorates those lost to drug overdose and sends out a message that every person’s life is valuable.
Doctors Hospital of Manteca received a grant from the California Bridge Program (CA Bridge) to place substance use navigators in its emergency department to help patients battling substance use disorders. Substance use navigators are a vital part of successful treatment, working both in the hospital and the community to connect people to treatment.
Doctors Hospital of Manteca’s sister hospital in Modesto, Doctors Medical Center, also has substance use navigators in place within its emergency department.