Participate in International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31st!

International Overdose Awareness Day aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It is also an opportunity to stimulate discussion about evidence-based overdose prevention and drug policy.

This is a day to acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or suffered permanent injury due to drug overdose. Take action by spreading the message that drug overdose is preventable!


Get involved by participating in or even hosting awareness events.

Are you planning on hosting an event this year? is a great place to search for tons of community focused ideas.

Here are just a few activity examples.

  • Naloxone training
  • Candlelight vigil
  • Education fair
  • Host a film screening 


Check out the resources listed below for more information about International Overdose Awareness Day as well as events being held throughout the state of Tennessee!