Recovery Network of Programs unveils memorial garden honoring overdose victims
Recovery Network of Programs unveiled a 'Memorial Garden' in Bridgeport on Wednesday for International Overdose Awareness Day.
The garden is to honor people who lost their lives to overdoses.
It was inspired by the program staff who wanted a place to find peace after losing clients to drugs. Organizers say they hope the garden will symbolize the urgency in the fight to end overdoses.
In addition to unveiling the memorial, the program also provided life-saving training for people who come across overdosed patients. They offered a "how to" in administering Narcan, which is used to reverse the effects of opioid overdose.
Officials say they're willing to train anyone who wants to learn.