Each year we lose thousands of people from fatal drug overdose. Some people survive from drug overdose but suffer a permanent injury, often with devastating impact to their families and friends. No one is immune. You may have seen or heard about it, it happens to people around you. Tomorrow, it could happen to someone you love.
International Overdose Awareness Day provides an opportunity for us to reflect on practical ways to prevent overdose in our community. Overdose is preventable. Knowing the real facts about drugs and what to do when you see someone experiencing an overdose DOES save lives. Overdose Day events that aim to educate our communities about drugs can really help. International Overdose Awareness Day is held on August 31 every year.
International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.