Local Event To Honor Loved Ones Lost & Educate About Overdose Prevention And Recovery Resources

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held each year on August 31, designed to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief of families and friends who have lost loved ones, or whose loved ones have suffered a permanent injury as a result of a drug overdose.

Change the Script, a statewide opioid prevention campaign managed by Connecticut Clearinghouse, and funded by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, is teaming up with Bristol’s prevention coalition (B.E.S.T.-4-Bristol) on an Overdose Awareness Day Event on August 31.