International Overdose Awareness Day August 31

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31 each year that aims to raise awareness of overdoses and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have passed away or had a permanent injury due to drug overdose cases.
Overdose is preventable. By working together, we can save lives by being knowledgeable when it comes to the impacts of drug use, recognizing the signs and symptoms of overdose and spreading awareness.  To learn more, visit