Host an Event or Ceremony in your Community on International Overdose Awareness Day – FNHA

Jul 25, 2022

​In 2016, BC declared a public health emergency in response to the opioid crisis, or what is now being referred to as the toxic drug supply crisis. A tainted and unpredictable drug supply is flooding the illicit drug market in BC and has worsened considerably in the past two years.

An unprecedented number of toxic drug events and deaths are taking people’s lives, especially First Nations people. People from all walks of life are dying – our mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children and friends. And every day we are losing more people.

August 31, 2022 is International Overdose Awareness Day. International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose. It is a day to remember without stigma those who have died and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind. It is a time to remember and a time to act.

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