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Host or attend an International Overdose Awareness Day event. Events are a powerful way to remember those lost to overdose, learn more about overdose, or advocate for change.


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Remember a lost loved one

Post your tribute to a loved one who has passed away from an overdose today. 



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My youngest son

My worlds been turned upside down since you were taken from us way too soon.. I hate addiction it has stole so much from our family 💔 You are soo loved my child! Im clinging tightly to hope to hug you again one day babyboy.. F23

9 8 1998 – 5 23 2022

... Momma

Jacey K

Where do I even start? 🥺 I never ever thought the day would come where I would have to say R.I.P to one of my closest friends. I’m sorry baby I’m so sorry! I love you more than you’ll ever know 🩷. You’re forever in my heart, my mind and my soul, alongside each and every memory we created. You were the support I needed in my life as a friend and I’m so angry that I only had limited time with you 🥺 God really does take them soon. I’m blessed to know you and I’m still so proud of you beautiful. I still love you so so much and that’ll never change 🥺🩷 besties 4L and after

... Jesh’ay

Morgan Nicole Mace

My sweet and beautiful daughter passed on 8/10/302022. She just turned 20 on 7/10. She will be for ever loved and missed by all who knew her.

... Deborah

Brandon m morales

I lost my son 2016 from a overdose of fentanyl 😢it’s still hurts the same no parent should have to suffer losing a child from drugs

... Kim

Rob Jensen, and Spencer Lewis

Losing friends to overdose is the worst, I’m always asking myself what I could have done differently, could I have said something that would have changed the outcome of this terrible deadly disease, or been there for them more than I was. I know they were both hurting, but Spencer, you just celebrated 1 whole year clean! And Rob, you’re my very best friend forever for 25 years and I miss you everyday and still cry when I talk about you! You both will forever be in my heart and I will continue to help people who are also struggling! Love you and miss you both so much! Gone but never Forgottnen!
Love Katie

... Katie

Craig T

Happy Birthday Mate,
our first celebration of your life without you. It hurts alot.
Time seems to be taking us further away from you and that scares me. Its hard to explain why that scares me but it feels like you with us is getting further and further away. I want to stop it and keep you as close to us as possible. We celebrate you today I will go to mum and dads and with Larissa, we will all celebrate you together, we will celebrate who you are and how loved you are. I made you a wagon wheel cake for you. Love your devoted sister.

... Nicole

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

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