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Attending an overdose awareness event is a powerful way to stand together to remember people who have been lost.
We provide campaign materials to share within your community to help prevent overdose.
Donate and help to raise awareness of overdose and spread the message that the tragedy of overdose is preventable.
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
The silver badge or the purple wristband are symbols of awareness of overdose and its effects. Wearing these can signify the loss of someone cherished; or demonstrate support to those bearing a burden of grief. It sends out a message. That message is that the infinite value of each human being nullifies presumption, prejudice and stigma towards people who use drugs.
International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.
Overdose Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable. Wear Silver to show your support.
Thousands of people die each year from drug related causes.They come from all walks of life.
Do you recognise the signs and symptoms of overdose? What is the impact of drug use and overdose on family, friends and those experiencing it?
These videos are where people affected by the impact of drugs use and overdose share some of their stories.
“There wasn’t any white light. I didn’t make out Jesus or see my dead family members. It was just oblivion and it was very frightening.”