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You Died of an Overdose; You’re Remembered for a Million Other Things.

August 31st is Overdose Awareness Day. With overdoses going up year after year, it's easy to focus on the statistics. In 2019, there were 71,999 overdose deaths... We see the numbers everywhere. But those numbers, they are people. 71,999 people.

What Your Organization, Funeral Home, or Business Can Do for Overdose Awareness Day

If your community hasn't been hit by the opioid epidemic, count yourself lucky. As most funeral directors, counseling centers, churches, and even businesses know, the rate of addiction and overdose deaths across the country has been skyrocketing for 10+ years

Surviving the Grief of an Overdose Death - Shop

As more and more people are affected by drug and alcohol addiction, more and more families are left to grieve an overdose death. When a loss is the result of an overdose, there can be emotions that bring unique challenges

Dear Drugs: A Message From Kids on Overdose Awareness Day

We probably don't need to tell you about the impact of the opioid epidemic, or the deep and painful impact of substance use and overdose deaths have on individuals, families, friends, and communities. But, as a brief reminder: An estimated

Overdose Awareness Day 2015

Pop quiz: Which of the three awareness days happening on August 31st will I be celebrating? a) Love Litigating Lawyers Day b) Trail Mix Day c) International Overdose Awareness Day I know, this is a tough one, because I really

Overdose Awareness Day 2014

According to their event website, "International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have

Overdose Awareness: 45 Celebrity Overdose Deaths

At work the other day I found myself in a conversation about drug overdoses and, as usual, I disturbed more than a few people around the water cooler with the frightening amount of useless information stored in my head about

Putting Good into the World on Overdose Awareness Day

Saturday was International Overdose Awareness Day (I am sure you got that memo if you follow us on social media, because I *may* have been blasting it all day).  A couple of weeks ago I said that this year I

The Grief of an Overdose Death: Part 2

Prefer to listen to your grief support?  Listen to our ' Surviving the Grief of an Overdose Death' podcast above. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- On Wednesday we talked about the unique challenges of grieving an overdose death.  If you missed it, check it out before