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International Overdose Awareness Day: 31st of August 2019

Aug 23, 2019

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held each year on 31 August.  The day aims to raise awareness and decrease the stigma of a drug-related death. It acknowledges family and friends grief and loss through losing a loved one to substance use, but also recognises that death from overdose can be prevented through workers and community members recognising the signs of an overdose and developing skills in responding to overdose. 

To find out more, host or attend an activity go to International Overdose Awareness Day website.