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How Event Profs Are Fighting to Keep Attendees Safe ​​During the Drug Overdose Epidemic

BizBash, February 13, 2023




Over the past few years, COVID has been the biggest health and safety concern for event profs, but an even more dangerous threat continues to lie in the shadows.


Illicit drug use among attendees, particularly within the music festival and concert scene, amid the country’s ongoing opioid crisis has spurred event organizers and venue operators to take action. And with the summer festival season on the horizon, the need to keep attendees safe is even more top of mind. Drug fatalities topped 100,000 nationwide in 2021, with two-thirds caused by synthetic opioids, and many of those who die from these overdoses are younger than 50.


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