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Wash. Co. Local Addictions Authority: 240-313-3310 / Wash. Co. Mental Health Authority: 301-739-2490 Washington County Health Department, Hagerstown, MD

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Donate $35 and WiYNN will send you a $20 Café Del Sol Certificate.

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Washington Goes Purple is a substance abuse awareness program that will engage our community and youth to stand against substance abuse.

It’s time to expand the conversation

18% of high school students report taking a prescription drug without a prescription and perceive fewer risks associated with misusing or abusing prescription stimulants than their peers in 2009. We also know that in areas with high percentages of depression, there are high percentages of overdoses. Unfortunately, when an estimated 75-82% of heroin users begin with prescription painkillers, it’s time to talk honestly to them and help #preventaddiction in the future.

  • Prescription painkillers are synthetic heroin and it is important to take as prescribed, lock them up, and properly dispose of unused or unwanted medication. We can help-schedule a drug take back event today!
  • Having an open and honest conversation about addiction and mental health is imperative- the health of our community is important to all of us!
  • NARCAN can save lives!  Let us train you today in a skill you can hopefully never have to use, but can save a life if you do.
  • Join us, our community, and get involved today!

Washington Goes Purple is an important project and your support is greatly appreciated. All contributions are tax-deductible, made through our partner the Community Foundation of Washington County.

Schedule of Events:

Check out our Facebook Page to stay up to date!

August 29th 5-7pm @ Washington County Arts Council- Opening Reception: “Purple Haze: Selective Perception”

August 30 7pm: Hagerstown Suns “Go Purple”

August 31 6pm Hagerstown City Park: Official WGP Kick Off/International Overdose AwarenessDay! Family-friendly- balloons, face painting, bounce house by “Play Hard, Live Clean,” photo booth, snacks, and a speech from Olympic BMX coach Tony Hoffman, who is in recovery himself. End the evening with a moment of silence for those we have lost.

September 7-3rd Annual Recovery Walk @ University Plaza/Downtown Hagerstown at 11am: Recovery rapper B-Rain will perform. Kona Ice, food, and vendors available. Bring your homemade signs to encourage recovery and inspire our community

September 14th Lifehouse Church and WGP Day of Hope: Community vendors, resources, give-a-ways, and Bike Show

September 20 @ Elks Lodge 278: Dinner/Dance/Silent Auction @ 6pm. Tickets available online.

September 21 9am Interfaith Prayer Walk @ University Plaza

September 22: Family-friendly day of education at Elks Lodge 278. Beginning at 12pm, family activities all day followed by recover speaker Ray Lozono @ 5pm.

Wash. Co. Local Addictions Authority: 240-313-3310 / Wash. Co. Mental Health Authority: 301-739-2490 Washington County Health Department, Hagerstown, MD

About Us:

Donate to the cause!

Donate $35 and WiYNN will send you a $20 Café Del Sol Certificate.

Click Here To Donate

 

Washington Goes Purple is a substance abuse awareness program that will engage our community and youth to stand against substance abuse.

It’s time to expand the conversation

18% of high school students report taking a prescription drug without a prescription and perceive fewer risks associated with misusing or abusing prescription stimulants than their peers in 2009. We also know that in areas with high percentages of depression, there are high percentages of overdoses. Unfortunately, when an estimated 75-82% of heroin users begin with prescription painkillers, it’s time to talk honestly to them and help #preventaddiction in the future.

  • Prescription painkillers are synthetic heroin and it is important to take as prescribed, lock them up, and properly dispose of unused or unwanted medication. We can help-schedule a drug take back event today!
  • Having an open and honest conversation about addiction and mental health is imperative- the health of our community is important to all of us!
  • NARCAN can save lives!  Let us train you today in a skill you can hopefully never have to use, but can save a life if you do.
  • Join us, our community, and get involved today!

Washington Goes Purple is an important project and your support is greatly appreciated. All contributions are tax-deductible, made through our partner the Community Foundation of Washington County.

Schedule of Events:

Check out our Facebook Page to stay up to date!

August 29th 5-7pm @ Washington County Arts Council- Opening Reception: “Purple Haze: Selective Perception”

August 30 7pm: Hagerstown Suns “Go Purple”

August 31 6pm Hagerstown City Park: Official WGP Kick Off/International Overdose AwarenessDay! Family-friendly- balloons, face painting, bounce house by “Play Hard, Live Clean,” photo booth, snacks, and a speech from Olympic BMX coach Tony Hoffman, who is in recovery himself. End the evening with a moment of silence for those we have lost.

September 7-3rd Annual Recovery Walk @ University Plaza/Downtown Hagerstown at 11am: Recovery rapper B-Rain will perform. Kona Ice, food, and vendors available. Bring your homemade signs to encourage recovery and inspire our community

September 14th Lifehouse Church and WGP Day of Hope: Community vendors, resources, give-a-ways, and Bike Show

September 20 @ Elks Lodge 278: Dinner/Dance/Silent Auction @ 6pm. Tickets available online.

September 21 9am Interfaith Prayer Walk @ University Plaza

September 22: Family-friendly day of education at Elks Lodge 278. Beginning at 12pm, family activities all day followed by recover speaker Ray Lozono @ 5pm.


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