New Vision Youth hangs ribbons for Overdose Awareness Day

Holly Viers • Sep 9, 2018 at 8:30 PM
KINGSPORT – Eleven New Vision Youth members hung purple ribbons throughout the Riverview community on Aug. 31 to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day.

Johnnie Mae Swagerty, director of New Vision Youth, said this is the first year the group has participated in the movement, which “aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death.”

New Vision Youth participated in the event in partnership with the Sullivan County Anti-Drug Coalition.