August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day. This day 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 the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.
Below are some events happening in Connecticut in honor of Overdose Awareness Day.