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International Overdose Awareness Day

Thousands of people die each year from drug overdose. They come from all walks of life.

Connecticut will join in the global observance of International Overdose Awareness Day on (and around) August 31st. This annual event aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma associated with drug-related deaths. It also acknowledges the grief felt by family members and friends of those individuals who have died from a drug overdose.

A number of vigils, presentations, programs, and other events have been planned statewide in conjunction with International Overdose Awareness Day. Please see below for a list of events: