International Overdose Awareness Day is an opportunity to remember loved ones lost to overdose. Our message is simple – the tragedy of overdose death is preventable and more must be done to save lives.

31 Aug 2019 | Global

There are many ways you can participate in International Overdose Awareness Day on 31 August and all year round.

Hold an Activity

Hold your own activity or event in your community. By bringing people together, even if it’s just a few friends, you can help achieve change and spread awareness.

See our Event Organisers’ Support Kit for tips on running your own event.

We’d love to help publicise and promote what you’re doing, so register your activity today.

Post a Tribute

Remembering those who have died or who have suffered permanent injury due to overdose is a vital part of International Overdose Awareness Day.

If you would like to commemorate someone, please add your tribute here.

Purchase a Badge or Wristband

Wear a badge or wristband to show your support for International Overdose Awareness Day. Buy your badge or wristband today.

Get Social

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and engage with the online International Overdose Awareness Day community!

See event listings, photos and receive up to date information on all things related to International Overdose Awareness Day.

Use the hashtag #OverdoseAware or #EndOverdose on your photos and posts to help build momentum for the day and spread awareness.


Subscribe to our International Overdose Awareness Day enewsletter to receive monthly updates from the Penington Institute team.


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