International Overdose Awareness Day 

DPA Coordinating Events for International Overdose Awareness Day (August 31) to Remember Lives Lost and to Educate About Solutions to Overdose Crisis

Accidental Overdose Deaths Have Quadrupled Since 1990 — More than 26,000 Americans Die Every Year

Radio Stations and Supporters Urged to Play Music by Artists who Died of Drug Overdose

The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) will be joining dozens of organizations in the U.S. and abroad who are participating in International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31. The day honors and remembers those who have lost their lives to an overdose. The occasion is also an opportunity to educate policymakers and the public about the growing overdose crisis in the United States and abroad – and to offer concrete solutions that save lives.