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.
Hosting or attending an International Overdose Awareness Day event is a powerful way to stand together to remember people who have lost their lives to overdose.
We provide campaign materials to share within your community to help prevent overdose.
Remember a lost loved one
Post your tribute to a loved one who has passed away from an overdose.
Donate and help to raise awareness of overdose and spread the message that overdose is preventable.
Tributes to lost loved ones
I want to post a tribute for my 3 friends, Kyle, Joe, and Andrew.cortland/us
I lost my son Danny Dougherty on Aug. 31, 2016 , he was 24 years young! He battled for 6 years. 8 rehabs , I can't even remember how many sober living houses,. This has to stop! We are failing are children ! This is an epedimic ! It can happen to anyone !Castaic , LA calif.
R. I. P. Christopher Nelson. You will be missed. I love you. You were the best boyfriend a woman could have.Linwood PA
I lost my daughter around thanksgiving time in 2006. It was one of the worse days of my life. She was only 25 yrs old and overdosed on methadone and benzodiazepines. My heart has never fully healed from the loss.Saskatchewan, Canada
4/7/94 - 8/28/18
My 24-year old son and only child was on the autistic spectrum. Sadly, he tried Meth which was mixed with Fentanyl and it killed him. I write that he was on the autistic spectrum because there is a misconception that people on the spectrum do not engage in substance use. Elias leaves a legacy of love, kindness and exuberance. Elias was buried on August 31st - International Overdose Awareness Day.New York Posted 31/08/2019
March 19th 2016 is the day I lost my sister. She passed away of a heroin laced with fentanyl overdose. I will always remember her for the happy amazing person she was. She always put others before herself and always made sure her children had everything they needed. Her children were well loved by their momma, and now that she is gone there will always be a part of our hearts missing. A void that can never be filled. Though she would have wanted us to be happy and not cry at her loss it's impossible. Her name is Amber Toth (Parwulski) . She was 29 when we lost her. She had a birthday that just passed. October 25th she would have been 31 . Amber was outgoing, loving, kind hearted and she has an amazing personality. Anyone who knows her knows that. Her love still dwells within and she will never be forgotten. I love you Bobo , love your baby sister NikkiBuffalo Ny