OUR MISSION

Unite and educate the community against the opioid epidemic

Despite a brief shower and the threat of thunderstorms, North Texas Overdose Awareness Day, August 31, 2022, was a success! After two years of Covid, it was great to return to the lawn of the Denton Courthouse on the square. Thank you to our speakers, to both returning and new resource providers, to the city and county of Denton, to our sponsors, and to the approximately 200+ people who gathered to support overdose awareness. Follow us on Facebook, You can also contact us at northtexasioad@gmail.com

North Texas Overdose Awareness Day

Saving Lives with Naloxone

Addiction does not discriminate—not by race, by gender, by age, by education, or by economics. Directly or indirectly it impacts all of us.

Randy Roland died of a drug overdose in 2016.  In his memory and to help others struggling with drug use and addiction, his family formed a nonprofit.  Using Randy’s childhood nickname, ROO, as an acronym for Reacting to Opioid Overdose, the organization was created with these goals:

1. Start and promote the North Texas Overdose Awareness Day which takes place August 31st each year as part of a larger network across the globe.

2. Provide Naloxone, the life-saving drug for overdose victims to help save lives and spread information.

3. A community food pantry located at 903 N. Elm St., Denton, TX.  Little Free Pantry provides food and personal items, available 24/7.  “Take what you need, leave what you can.”