August 31 – International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day was initiated in 2001 by Sally J Finn at the Salvation Army in St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia. Since then, many community members as well as government and non-government organizations around the world have held events to raise awareness and commemorate... Read More.

Drug overdose deaths rose during the 1st months of 2020: CDC

By ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(ATLANTA) -- While news coverage of United States' opioid epidemic has taken a backseat to the coronavirus this year, new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention forecast a grim year for fatal overdoses.