International Overdose Awareness Day
International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) 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.
That’s a wrap for #IOAD2023 – thank you to the global community that made this year’s IOAD bigger than ever.
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. Learn more about the 2023 campaign here.
Time to Remember. Time to Act.
Host or attend an International Overdose Awareness Day event. Events are a powerful way to remember those lost to overdose, learn more about overdose, or advocate for change.
Download our campaign, advocacy and education resources and share messages about overdose and overdose prevention in your community or workplace today.
Remember a lost loved one
Post your tribute to a loved one who has passed away from an overdose today.
Make a donation to International Overdose Awareness Day and help us raise greater awareness of overdose and spread the message that overdose is preventable.
Tributes to lost loved ones
Cranbrook BC CanadaCranbrook B
I lost my son Drew, forever 24 on 12/7/16 to a heroin overdose one day after he left a step down program. As a teenager he struggled with anxiety and was prescribed anti-anxiety medication. What I know now is that if someone takes 4 milligrams of Xanax daily for a period of 12 weeks they will likely be addicted. I believe being prescribed this drug in his teens contributed to his downward spiral. Deep down Drew had a fun spirit and he liked to make people laugh. He was likable and funny. I miss him every day, I do not want his passing to be in vain. The number of drug overdoses is growing every day and we need to find a way to bring awareness to this disease.Canton, MI
We miss you Jacob. You mattered and I am a better person because of you.. love momspringfield
Nicklaus Maximillian Ogborne
September 1990 - August 2018