OPTS International Overdose Awareness Day

Date: 31/08/2023
Time: 11:00 am
Public/Private: Private
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: Organization of Physical Therapy Students at Seton Hall University
Contact: Caitlin Crowley

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. 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. Our event will have an educational focus, so we will have educational materials including overdose statistics, when to call 911, information on naloxone and where people can acquire naloxone for free at pharmacies nearby. We will have IOAD bracelets and purple ribbons that participants can take with them in addition to the educational materials.

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

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