Overdose Awareness Day has been
a key remembrance event for those who have died from fatal drug overdoses since 2001.
On August 31 thousands of people worldwide will stand beside the friends and families of fatal overdose victims to reflect on their losses.
Overdose Awareness Day also presents an opportunity to help the wider community understand that drug overdose is a social issue and no one is immune to drug harm.
The event intends to reinforce the idea that no one need feel shame or disgrace at the death of someone from drug overdose.