International Overdose Awareness Day 31st August 2021
This International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) we are collaborating with the Department of Health, UISCE, The Union of Students in Ireland and See Change Ireland to host an online event focusing on peoples experience of overdose and the impact of stigma on healthcare outcomes.
As part of the 2021 activities, we want to capture messages from people who use drugs, service providers, families and local communities.
To do this, we ask people to download an IOAD speech bubble to share their personal message, experience or opinion on the topics of overdose and related stigma.
Share your IOAD message in your community, local coffee shops, your health service or home window.
Upload your speech bubble to social media with the hashtag #EndOverdoseIRL
As well as this, we will launch a new review of drug-related death data in Ireland for the period of 2008 - 2017. The report will be part of a new series of reviews which will offer new insight on emerging trends of concern and recommended actions.
Download IOAD speech bubble poster
New HSE review of drug-related deaths in Ireland (2008- 2017)
Download this review here
Download the report infographic here
- Learn about International Overdose Awareness Day here
- Get information about the 2021 Irish event ‘Time to Remember. Time to Act. Overdose Can Affect Us All’ here
- Get a communication 'partner pack' here
- Download social media backgrounds for your accounts (zip file) here
- Get overdose prevention resources here
- Get information on the latest trends of concern here
- See relevant warnings and alerts throughout Europe here
Read article 'Individuals empowered on Overdose Awareness Day' here
Read article 'Limerick Social Inclusion GP making a difference every day' here