International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31

More than 25 Ohio cities will hold International Overdose Awareness Day events in the last week of August to honor many wonderful people no longer with us.

These citizen-driven events honor those who’ve died of drug overdoses — nearly 17,000 Ohioans in the last five year — and recommit ourselves to stopping more of these preventable deaths.

Harm Reduction Ohio is co-sponsor of a Columbus event on the list. We will promote this and other events over the next two weeks.

If we’ve missed any,  email

Special thanks to Harm Reduction Ohio volunteer extraordinaire Lori Forseth of Westerville for compiling this list!








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