August 31, 2021, is International Overdose Awareness Day. This is a day for us to remember those who have died from fatal drug overdoses. According to recent data, opioid overdoses were up 37% in 2020. This year it is estimated that 3.500 people in North Carolina will lose their lives to overdose. To represent the thousands of sons, daughters, husbands, wives, and countless others Bridge to Recovery will be placing 3,500 flags on our grounds to represent the lives lost to the overdose epidemic in our state. You are invited to visit Bridge to Recovery Friday, August 27 - Monday, August 30 to view the flags and remember the thousands of precious lives lost. In addition, a community remembrance gathering will be held with light refreshments on Tuesday, August 31 at 9:00 am.