August 31 - International Over Dose Awareness Day
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.
This year's event in Austin will take place Wednesday, August 31 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the South steps of the state capital building.
This day also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends rememberingthose who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. Feel free to wear silver in remembrance.
Those wishing to submit a photo of their loved one can do so by contacting Lisa Ramirez at Lisa_ram@sbcglobal.net.