Luminary display to mark Overdose Awareness Day

4 years ago

CARIBOU, Maine — Recovery Aroostook in partnership with Roads to Recovery, a service of Aroostook Mental Health Services Inc. will observe International Overdose Awareness Day on Monday, Aug. 31.

“This annual event is a day to remember those who have lost their life to substance use disorder,” explained Erik Lamoreau, Substance Use Disorder Peer Recovery Center manager. 

“Now through Aug. 31, community members are invited to stop by Roads to Recovery and create a luminary bag in remembrance and recognition of loved ones,” Lamoreau said.

  Other activities on Aug. 31 will include naloxone training and naloxone distribution at Roads to Recovery. That evening, at 8 p.m., the luminary bags will be placed for public view at Lyndon Park, following a moment of silence. 

“We hope to see many community members supporting the vigil,” said Keely LeBlanc of Recovery Aroostook.

  For more information about International Overdose Awareness Day and local activities, contact Lamoreau at Roads to Recovery, 1 Water Street, Caribou, by phone at 207-493-1278 or email at, or LeBlanc at