According to The Penington Institute, "International Overdose Awareness Day was initiated in 2001 by Sally J Finn at The Salvation Army in St Kilda, Melbourne."
"International Overdose Awareness Day is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind." People around the world hold in-person and virtual events every year on August 31.
BioMed Central has an information resource about International Overdose Awareness Day that may be of interest.
Several IOAD events are listed at The Penington Institute website.
A number of IOAD events are listed at the Moms Stop The Harm website.
Some other #IOAD2022 event lists and/or announcements:
Overdose Awareness Day Memorial in Portland, Oregon, sponsored by Outside In.
Canadian Drug Policy Coalition
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