International Overdose Awareness Day is on the 31st of August every year.
In this episode, hear audio from an IOAD event held in Richmond for the Aaron Short Awareness Association (ASAA Inc) in collaboration with the Yarra Drug and Health Forum, APOD Family Services and Harm Reduction Victoria.
Location: Richmond Town Hall @ 1pm – 5pm
International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) 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. Originating in Melbourne 2001, the day acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends by remembering those we have lost, or those who have sustained a permanent injury as the result of drug overdose. Our minds immediately go to illegal drugs when discussing overdose, however alcohol and prescription medication are two of our biggest killers.
In honour of loved ones lost and dearly missed, our aim is to raise awareness and reduce stigma within our communities around this significant health issue.
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