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Overdose Awareness Day

Today (Thursday 31st August) is International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD). It is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died from overdose, and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

The IOAD 2023 theme “Recognizing those people who go unseen” is about acknowledging people in our communities who are affected by overdose but might go unseen in the crisis

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people around the world are lost to overdoses. Others survive but suffer permanent injury, with devastating impact to their families and friends.

Our community is not immune. You may have been affected in some way. It could easily happen to someone you love. IOAD provides an opportunity for us to talk about and prevent overdose in our community.

Find our more information about the day here:

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