Our mission is to empower and engage the public in working toward change, raising awareness, and collaborating efforts to combat the synthetic drug epidemic.
We will hand out Narcan, have professionals/speakers speak about SUD (Substance Use Disorder), tell stories, educate the community on Overdose, Fentanyl Poisoning, and rally together in efforts to LIFT the stigma and help saves lives!
APALD – AUSTIN, TEXAS * WE ARE APALD
A CALL TO ALL * RALLY FOR CHANGE
Join us on June 3rd:
Texas Governor’s Mansion
1010 Colorado Street, Austin TX 78701
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
AUSTIN, TX – APALD, Association for People Against Lethal Drugs (National) invites you to join us as part of a nationwide rally on June 3rd, 2022. APALD, with support from 40+ like-minded groups and organizations, in multiple city locations, CALL TO ALL as we raise awareness and advocate for change in combating the synthetic drug epidemic in the United States.
In the United States, each day 275+ lives are lost to synthetic opioids. According to the CDC’s July 14th, 2021, report: Drug related deaths, primarily from Fentanyl, soared from 72,000 in 2019, to a record 93,000 in 2020. In March 2022, the CDC released 12-month provisional data and there were 101,035 drug related deaths reported for the 12month period ending October 2021. The final statistics for 2021 are expected to show an exponential increase over previous years.
Although opioids accounted for around 75 percent of all overdose deaths during the early months of the pandemic, around 87 percent of those included synthetic opioids. These synthetic poisonings demonstrate a paradigm shift in comparison to the so-called drug overdoses we have seen over the years. These deaths are in fact not overdoses; they are synthetic poisonings from ingestion of a drug that is fatal. In most cases, the lethal drug ingestion is unbeknownst to the victim, resulting in drug induced homicide. APALD encourages awareness of the issue, and legislative changes related to drug trafficking and drug induced deaths which have resulted from lethal poisoning from synthetics such as Fentanyl and Carfentanil.
APALD – AUSTIN, TX RALLY will be joined by nearly 40+ supporting groups and organizations nationally. We will meet to hold peaceful rallies as a CALL TO ALL in over 35 cities across America at the same time and day. It is the hope of APALD to gain awareness in attempts to save lives and to rally for a plan and legislative changes in combating this issue.
Anyone can participate in the APALD rally. You do not have to register for the event. Simply go to and review our Rally and Events page for the location nearest you and reach out to the Rally Organizer to be involved- https://www.weareapald.org/.