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National Overdose Awareness Day – August 31

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Protect and remember those who are victims.

Amina Moore, Staff writer

According to, Time and Date in 2014 there was approximately 183,000 reported overdoses. National Overdose Awareness Day on August 31 is a day to raise awareness towards addiction and to end the stigma against drug-related deaths. This day encourages us to recognize those lost to overdoses or those who have significant damage from drug overdose.

Symbols that support this day are a silver badge, purple wristband, and purple lanyard. These images are chosen to raise awareness of the harmful effects of overdoses on both those who suffer from them and those who are close to them by working together.