Vigil held to honor lives lost to overdose, prevent more tragedies

Thursday was recognized as International Overdose Awareness Day. Many gathered in Sioux Falls to commemorate the day as speakers shared stories and provided education and training with Narcan.

“Substance use disorder and what it looks like for getting help, it’s not as easy as just quit and it’s not as easy as maybe a one-time treatment, and sometimes it’s not as easy as a replacement therapy that we can use, too,” said “Dr. Mo” Dittberner, CEO of Straight Up Care. “Knowing that everyone is different, everybody goes through different things, and that their path may look different, it can really help save lives.”