Overdose Awareness

“International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31st is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember those who have died, and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind. The campaign spreads the message about the tragedy of drug overdose death and that drug overdose is preventable.” — CDC

“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.” — Penington Institute

Penington Institute
International Overdose Awareness Day: 31st August
Overdose Basics

International Overdose Awareness Day Partner Toolkit – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Statement from ONDCP Director Dr. Rahul Gupta Regarding White House Meeting on Increasing Access and Affordability of FDA-Approved Overdose Reversal Medications – Whitehouse.gov
Heroin and Opioid Awareness – U.S. Department of Justice
Campus Drug Prevention – CampusDrugPrevention.gov – US Drug Enforcement Administration
Dangers & Side Effects of Mixing Valium & Alcohol or Drugs – American Addiction Centers  
Overdose Awareness Walk – Event – Deer Park Drug Prevention Coalition Inc
Overdose Awareness Day – Event – Friends of Recovery Rockland, Inc.