Event International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day

  • Monday 31st August, 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Big Rig Tourist Park, 4 McDowall Street Roma

International Overdose awareness day event roma


Overdose can affect anyone. Someone’s mother, their son, colleague… their love, their lifeline or their hero. Someone you know could be affected by overdose.

Overdose death is preventable and we need to talk about it. Do you know what an overdose looks like? How to respond?

Talking about overdose could save a life.


Help us raise awareness, remember those we have lost and address the stigma associated with drug-related deaths.

Time to remember. Time to act.
  • Speakers from Drug ARM will be joined by representatives from the police and ambulance service to discuss:
    • What is overdose,
    • What overdose looks like & how to respond , and
    • Impact on family and loved ones.
  • Free community barbeque
  • Memorial activities
  • Resources and substance use treatment information


Download our International Overdose Awareness Day Event Invitation Here. 


What is International Overdose Awareness Day?

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.

Do you recognise the signs and symptoms of overdose? What is the impact of drug use and overdose on family, friends and those experiencing it?

More information is available at https://www.overdoseday.com/

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