Another loss. For those who have lost loved ones to drug overdose, I have no words. Only hugs and love and ears to listen. What else do we have to offer but a listening heart and caring spirit?

Thousands of people die each year from a drug overdose. They come from all walks of life.

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on 31 August each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.

He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless (Isaiah 40:29 NLT).