International Overdose Awareness Day @ Texas State Capitol, Austin [31 August]

International Overdose Awareness Day

17:30 - 19:30

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Texas State Capitol
1100 Congress Ave, Austin, Texas 78701
Springing from a 2001 conversation between community health workers in Australia, centered on establishing a day of remembrance for those who have suffered from drug overdoses, the first International Overdose Awareness Day brought more than 6000 people together. Since then, International Overdose Awareness Day has spread to thounsands more around the world and been a key remembrance event for those who have died from fatal drug overdoses. On August 31 tens of thousands of people worldwide will stand alongside the friends and families of fatal overdose victims to reflect on those who have been lost. The event is organized on the understanding that no-one feel shame or disgrace or alone over a drug overdose, fatal or non-fatal.
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