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International Overdose Awareness Week

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During Overdose Awareness Week, the President has called upon us to “raise awareness of substance use disorder so that our Nation can combat stigmatization, promote treatment, celebrate recovery, and strengthen our collective efforts to prevent overdose deaths.”

Additionally, August 31 marks International Overdose Awareness Day, the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose. This year’s theme “Recognizing those people who go unseen” is about acknowledging people in our communities who are affected by overdose but might go unseen in the crisis. SAMHSA mourns with the families and friends who have lost loved ones to overdose, and we renew our commitment to preventing these tragic deaths.

The substance use crisis in America has had a devastating impact on our communities, families, and individuals. It is essential that we equip our communities with the resources and support needed to prevent the fatal consequences of substance misuse and provide access to evidence-based prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery services. By doing this, we can give those affected by addiction the best chance of finding long-term recovery and hope for the future.

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Post Copy - All Platforms: It may be hard to tell whether a person is experiencing an overdose. If you aren’t sure, treat it like an overdose—you could #SaveALife Here are some things to look for if you think someone is overdosing. Learn more from @CDCgov: cdc.gov/stopoverdose #IOAD23 #InternationalOverdoseAwarenessWeek

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Post Copy - All Platforms: It may be hard to tell whether a person is experiencing an overdose. If you aren’t sure, treat it like an overdose—you could #SaveALife Here are some things to do if you think someone is overdosing. Learn more from @CDCgov: cdc.gov/stopoverdose #IOAD23 #InternationalOverdoseAwarenessWeek

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Post Copy - All Platforms: August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day, a day to remember without stigma those we've lost and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind. #OverdoseAwarenessDay #IOAD23 #OverdoseAware

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Post Copy - All Platforms: On #IOAD, we remember those who lost their lives to overdose & mourn with their loved ones. We deepen our commitment to preventing these tragic deaths, advancing service & support systems for those with substance use disorders & their families. #EndOverdose #IOAD23

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Post Copy - All Platforms: During this Overdose Awareness Week, SAMHSA mourns with the families and friends who have lost loved ones to overdose, and we renew our commitment to preventing these tragic deaths. samhsa.gov/end-overdose #EndOverdose #InternationalOverdoseAwarenessWeek #IOAD23

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SAMHSA Resources

SAMHSA Resources

  • Evidence-Based Resources About Opioid Overdose

    Resources about opioid overdose providing information and tools to incorporate evidence-based practices into communities or clinical settings.

  • Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit

    This toolkit offers strategies to health care providers, communities, and local governments for developing practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths.

  • FindTreatment.gov

    The confidential and anonymous resource for persons seeking treatment for mental and substance use disorders in the United States and its territories.

  • Medications for Substance Use Disorders

    Learn how medications can be used to treat substance use disorders, sustain recovery and prevent overdose.

  • Know the Risks of Using Drugs

    All drug use comes with risk. Know the facts before letting drugs take their toll on you and your family.

  • Harm Reduction

    Harm reduction is an evidence-based approach that is critical to engaging with people who use drugs and equipping them with life-saving tools and information to create positive change in their lives and potentially save their lives.

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Last Updated: 08/21/2023
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