Einar Darri Óskarsson, an 18 year old young adorable boy in the floral of life, died at his home on May 25th, due to overdose from the prescription-drug OxyContin.
Einars family and friends established a memorial fund in his name, intended for young people fighting a drug addict.
Einars Darra's defenders have decided to start focusing on prevention and hightlight the overall problem of drug abuse in Iceland, especially among young people, all down to primary school students.
Concerns about such problems are appealing in Icelandic society and appear to be a series of
fashionable variations and changing patterns of consumption. Doctors, police officers, emergency
workers, employees of the National Institute of Health, caregivers, hospitalists, SÁÁ and others we
have discussed and familiarize with the matter have taken our concerns about this issue and know it
on its own. It is common for the public, and especially young people, not to realize how harmful,
addictive and life-threatening such drugs are and how common such abuse is in Iceland. According
to information received from a pharmacist at Landlæknir on June 13, 2018, 25 people had been
drug-induced, and a large number of cases caused by prescription drugs such as OxyContin.
On April 12, 19 cases could be considered, such information was obtained from the employee of
Einar Darra's memorial fund, stands for and strengthens the fight #egabaraeittlif, fighting drug abuse, focusing on drug abuse among young people in Iceland.
The goal of the fight #egabaraeittlif
- Tackling and reducing drug abuse, focusing on drugs
- Open the debate about drug abuse in this country
- Increase public awareness of the nature and extent of drug abuse
- Open discussion about the lack of improved treatment options
Achieving the above goals will be done in a number of projects that have already started working and the project will be introduced in the near future. The projects are organized by an organizational group that includes members from diverse business groups in the community, a wide age group, but we all agree that we all want to make Iceland a better land. All the projects are and will be done with professionalism and love. In addition to the members of the organizational group, substantial support has been sent to the group from people all around Iceland and for that we're forever grateful.
We made the decision to run, in memory of our beautiful boy, and collect money in the Memory Fund for the forthcoming prevention program.