Join Activists Across the World for International Overdose Awareness Day (Aug 31)

Join Activists Across the World for International Overdose Awareness Day (Aug 31)

This August 31st, thousands across the world will join together for International Overdose Awareness Day, a global event that aims to raise awareness about overdose, reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths, and spread the message that the tragedy of overdose is preventable. It is also a time to remember family and friends who have passed away as a result of an overdose. This year’s event is shaping up to be the largest yet, with events already organized in 5 countries.

 

If you would like to get involved, there are several ways you can do so:

  1. Attend an PrintEvent. There are already 45 events scheduled for this year’s action, including many across the United States. A full list of confirmed events can be found here (our CSU Long Beach chapter is hosting an event).
  2. Host an Event. If your chapter would like to host an event on campus, start organizing one now. Events can celebrate, commemorate, educate, or do all three. For a list of possible event ideas and some tips, check out this page. Once you have an idea of what you will be doing, be sure to also register your event.
  3. Contribute on Social Media. Tweet and share the hashtag #OD15 to help build momentum for the day. Also be sure to follow @overdoseday on Twitter, and if you do attend or host an event, share some photos on Facebook or Instagram.
  4. Post a Tribute. If you would like to post a public tribute and commemorate someone you know who has been affected by overdose, you can submit one here.
  5. Wear a Silver Badge. Wearing the official silver badge of the campaign communicates your support for International Overdose Awareness Day. You can purchase a silver badge to wear here.

 

If you have any questions about getting involved, or want to discuss organizing an event on your campus, contact jake@ssdp.org, or if you are already in a SSDP chapter, contact your outreach coordinator.