In the United States alone drug overdose accounts for roughly 43,982 deaths every year/120 deaths every day. Today, August 31st, is International Overdose Awareness Day.
“International Overdose Awareness Day 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 met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.”– https://www.overdoseday.com/about-us/aims/
To learn more about drug overdose click here.