Every year, thousands of people around the world take part in International Overdose Awareness Day on 31 August.
There are many ways you can participate on the day and throughout the whole year.
Hold an Activity
Hold your own activity or event in your community. By bringing people together, even if it’s just a few friends, you can help achieve change and spread awareness.
See our Event and Activity Organisers’ Support Kit for tips on running your own event.
We’d love to help publicise and promote what you’re doing, so register your activity today.
Post a Tribute
Remembering those who have died or who have suffered permanent injury due to overdose is a vital part of International Overdose Awareness Day.
If you would like to commemorate someone, please add your tribute here.
Purchase a Badge, Wristband or Lanyard
Wear a badge, wristband or lanyard to show your support for International Overdose Awareness Day. Buy your badge, wristband or lanyard today.
See event listings, photos and receive up to date information on all things related to International Overdose Awareness Day.
Use the hashtag #OverdoseAware or #EndOverdose on your photos and posts to help build momentum for the day and spread awareness.
Subscribe to our International Overdose Awareness Day enewsletter to receive monthly updates from the Penington Institute team.
Donate to our campaign
International Overdose Awareness Day is unfunded. Consider supporting us with a donation. Every dollar makes a difference.