31st August – International Overdose Awareness Day 2018.

31st August –  International Overdose Awareness Day 2018.

International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31st each year. This day aims to spread the message that the tragedy of overdose death and injury is preventable, raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death.

IOAD is also a day to remember the people we have lost and to think of others who have been injured, as a result of drug overdose.

The theme for IOAD 2018 is Time to Remember, Time to Act.

To mark this year’s global event we’ve created a short video to promote the dangers of overdose when under the influence of drugs or alcohol; but more importantly, what you can practically do to help someone who has overdosed.

Please help us to spread this message by liking and sharing our video.
For more information on IOAD: https://www.overdoseday.com

 

Or more locally in relation to our own IOAD awareness campaign, you can contact our Rehabilitation Coordinator, Grainne O’ Kane: grainne.okane@sdcpartnership.ie / 087 9044 663

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