International Overdose Awareness Day

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Every year on August 31, individuals and groups, families and friends come together to recognize International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD). On IOAD, we seek to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths, while taking the time to remember those who have died or suffered permanent injury because of drug overdose. The events and activities of IOAD also stimulate discussion about overdose prevention and drug policy the world over.

You can join us to raise awareness about overdose prevention and support Mississippians who have lost loved ones to overdose. Overdose prevention, education, and recognition play a crucial role in saving lives and you can easily get involved by using your social media channels to help educate your community and become a part of the conversation.