Chapel Hill

International Overdose Awareness Day at UNC-Chapel Hill

Date: 31/08/2023
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Polk Place — UNC-CH campus, lower quad
Public/Private: Public
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: UNC-Chapel Hill: Alcohol & Substance Use Resource Center in Student Wellness; Orange County Health Department; Carolina Recovery
Contact: Victoria Cooper

August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD)—the world’s largest annual campaign to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and, ultimately, end overdose. We also use this day to remember those who have lost their lives to overdose and honor the grief of families and friends left behind.

The tragedy of overdose is far too frequent, and it is avoidable. Overdose prevention, education, and recognition play a crucial role in saving lives. Visit the UNC Student Wellness, Carolina Recovery, and Orange County Health Department tabling event at Polk Place (lower quad) on 8/31 from 11am-2pm for more information about substance use & recovery services, access to free naloxone (Narcan), and campus & community harm reduction efforts.

Please help keep your fellow Tar Heels and loved ones safe by carrying naloxone. FREE naloxone is also available anonymously at both the Campus Health Pharmacy (basement level) and Student Stores Pharmacies (third floor).

Overdose affects everyone. From grieving families to spontaneous first responders, the impacts of overdose are far-reaching and fall indiscriminately.

Sign up to the International Overdose Awareness Day newsletter and become part of the global movement to end overdose.

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