International Overdose Awareness Day - Global - October Health

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International Overdose Awareness Day

on 2024-08-31 (6 months from now)

International Overdose Awareness Day is observed globally and around the world on August 31st each year to raise awareness about drug overdose, reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths, and remember those who have lost their lives to overdoses. It is a day to recognize the impact of overdose on individuals, families, and communities, and to promote overdose prevention and support for those struggling with substance use disorders. Events and activities are organized to provide education, support, and resources to prevent overdose and save lives.

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How to recognize International Overdose Awareness Day at work?

Raise awareness through educational workshops and resources for staff.
International Overdose Awareness Day provides a platform to educate staff about the risks of overdose and how to prevent it through workshops and resources. By raising awareness and providing education, staff can better understand the signs of overdose and how to respond effectively.
Promotes empathy and understanding towards substance use in the workplace.
International Overdose Awareness Day helps promote empathy and understanding towards substance use in the workplace by raising awareness about the impact of overdose and addiction. It encourages open conversations and reduces stigma, creating a more supportive and inclusive environment for individuals struggling with substance use issues.
Provide support and resources for employees affected by overdose.
International Overdose Awareness Day is an important opportunity to raise awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding drug overdoses, creating a more supportive environment for employees impacted by overdose. By participating in this day, organizations can help educate employees about overdose prevention, provide resources for those struggling with addiction, and offer support for those grieving the loss of a loved one to overdose.
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