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International Overdose Awareness Day 8/31/20

Written by Phil Payne

August 30, 2020

Do you recognize the signs and symptoms of overdose?

What is the impact of drug use and overdose on family, friends and those experiencing it?

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 overdose death is preventable.
Thousands of people die each year from drug overdose. They come from all walks of life.

Apportis is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio a suburb or Columbus, the State Capitol. The Franklin County Coroner’s office is partnering with Equitas/Safepoint for International Overdose Awareness Day. Community members will have access to free Narcan kits, Fentanyl test strips, harm reduction materials, and other community resources at 2090 Frank Road (directions located here).

In fact, here is a way that you can help… right now and you don’t have to leave your chair. You can download the Overdose Awareness Day Social Media Kit to help get the word out. It has everything you need to join in and you just might save a life.

Get the kit here: Overdose Awareness Social Media Kit

Spread the Word!

You can find additional resources here:
International Overdose Awareness Day web site
SafePoint – Harm Reduction web site
Equitas Health – A Non-profit Providing Medical, Psychiatry & Counseling For The LGBTQ+ Community web site


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