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Governor DeWine Orders Flags Lowered to Recognize Ohio Overdose Awareness Day

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(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—In honor of the lives lost to overdose and to recognize and raise awareness for Ohio Overdose Awareness Day, Governor DeWine today ordered that the flags of the United States and the State of Ohio be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the state from sunrise until sunset on August 31, 2021.

Governor DeWine signed Senate Bill 30 in June, designating Ohio Overdose Awareness Day on August 31 each year to remember those lost to overdose and to encourage action to prevent those deaths. Ohio Overdose Awareness Day is an opportunity for all Ohioans to stand beside those who have lost loved ones to an overdose and those who have a substance use disorder and are working toward recovery.

To learn more about Ohio’s work to address opioid addiction, visit recoveryohio.gov. If you or a loved one need help for a substance use disorder, please call the Ohio CareLine
at 1-800-720-9616 for free, confidential assistance from a trained counselor.