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Recover Fall River to hold event across the city to try and help break the stigma



Photo courtesy of Recover Fall River

Fall River will be holding an event to try and help break the stigma of drug addiction and overdoses.

On Saturday, August 19th, Recover Fall River will stand together with members of the community to support individuals and family members who have been impacted by addiction and overdose. The event will support families who have lost loved ones and highlight the significant impact of addiction and overdose on not only the individual, but also their families and our entire community.

From 12:00-2:00 p.m., family members, advocates and individuals who have been impacted by addiction and overdose will stand throughout the city. Family members who have previously submitted photos to Recover Fall River will be provided a poster sized enlargements of their lost loved one and citizens are encouraged to join them in support of destigmatizing addiction and overdose. Anyone is invited to join in this Stand Out in a statement of solidarity against overdose, the country’s leading cause of death for people under the age of 50.

Participants can pick up posters and signs outside of City Hall beginning at 11:30 a.m. Participants are also welcomed to bring their own signs. Location assignments will be provided at that time. Anyone who would like to participate but has physical limitation is invited to bring a chair.

Every overdose is “Somebody’s Someone.” For more details or to get additional information, please refer to Recover Fall River on Facebook or call Recover Fall River at 508-974-4017.



  1. DimeBagDummy

    August 5, 2023 at 8:49 pm

    Forget the stigma, that’s an afterthought.

  2. Fed Up

    August 6, 2023 at 8:48 am

    The stigma of addiction and overdoses? I have direct personal first hand experience with multiple drug addicts and holding a sign will not convince me that drug addicts aren’t selfish narcissists who care nothing about other people. They’re literally a drag on everyone and everything and poison everything they come in contact with.

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