Talking about overdose could save a life.
August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day – The world’s annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died, and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind. Time to Remember. Time to Act.
Overdose is everywhere. In the United States, overdose death increased by 30% between 2019 and 2020, with approximately 107,000 deaths in 2021 alone.
Ordinary community members – waiters, librarians, cab drivers, friends and teachers – are having to act as frontline responders when people around them overdose. It is unacceptable that we rely on these unexpected responders to prevent, recognize and respond to this growing epidemic. Learn more, and find out what steps you can take, by going to overdoseday.com
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