International Overdose Awareness Day

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International Overdose Awareness Day is approaching on Wednesday 31st August

IOD is a global event held each year to raise awareness of overdose and reduce stigma of drug related death.  It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

IOD aims to spread the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.

Wear some Silver to show your support.

The IOD website has some excellent resources available for your information and for use with clients including:
  • Overdose basics – including general stats and information on depressant, stimulant and alcohol overdose
  • Printable factsheets on how overdose presents and how to respond to suspected overdose
                Fact Sheet – Alcohol
                Fact Sheet – Depressants
                Fact Sheet – Opioids
                Fact Sheet – Psychoactive Substances
                Fact Sheet – Stimulants
                Fact Sheet – Crystal Methamphetamine
  • Access to the Overdose Aware app

You can also find out about the events taking place in your city here

 

* In an emergency go to the nearest hospital Emergency Department or call an Ambulance (dial 000)
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