On 31 August 2017 join thousands of people from around the world in International Overdose Awareness Day.
In the lead up to International Overdose Awareness Day 2016 there are many ways for you or your organisation to get involved:
Hold an event
Run your own local event and see our event tips. We’d love to help publicise what you’re doing so register your event today. Don’t forget to tag or tweet your photos to us on Facebook or Twitter (#OverdoseAware2016).
Tweet using the hashtag #OverdoseAware2017 to help build momentum for the day.
Host a Twitter chat
If you are a community organisation or not for profit why not host a Twitter chat and allow your followers to share their thoughts, ideas and reflections on overdose. Check out this useful resource on how to host a Twitter chat. Don’t forget to follow @overdoseday and use the hashtag (#OverdoseAware2016) so we can help spread your Twitter chat too.
You might find it useful to check our our Facts & Stats page for some useful information.
Post your event and photos on Facebook
If possible and appropriate consider posting photos of your event on Facebook. Don’ forget to tag us on Facebook so we can also share your event.
Post a tribute
Remembering those who have died – or been injured – because of overdose is an important part of the day. If you would like to commemorate somebody, please add your tribute here.
If you are based in Australia Penington Institute through its program Anex, offers an extensive training program, which provides information and develop skills in preventing and reducing the harms associated with drug use. Email us to learn more about Anex’s training sessions.
Help us raise awareness that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable. Donating to International Overdose Awareness Day will help us continue to reduce the damage from drugs and alcohol. (All donations made within Australia over $2 are tax deductible).
Buy a badge or wristband
Wearing the badge or wristband communicates your support of International Overdose Awareness Day. Purchase yours and show your support. Buy your badge or wristband today.