Once again, like critical clockwork, the CDC reminds us …

“Thursday, August 31 marks International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD), the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose. It’s a day to:

  • Remember loved ones who have died from drug overdose and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.
  • Take action to encourage support and recovery for everyone impacted by substance use and overdose.
  • End overdose by spreading awareness of overdose prevention strategies.

Hashtags: #IOAD2023 #EndOverdose

International Overdose Awareness Day | Observances | Drug Overdose (cdc.gov)

And you can help by informing others of what can be done to end overdose by sharing these IOAD resources with your friends, family, and colleagues. Examples of how to get involved include:

  • Posting IOAD messages and using the hashtag #IOAD2023 and #EndOverdose on social media.
  • Sharing IOAD digital content, web features, and materials online.
  • Using the sample articles to share IOAD information with communities and healthcare providers in newsletters, emails, and other partner communications.
  • Downloading free educational materials and participating in interactive trainings for patients and healthcare providers.
  • Educating communities at risk and healthcare providers at meetings, health fairs, conferences, and other events.