International Overdose Awareness Day August 31, is the International Overdose Awareness Day. International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on 31 August 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 died or had a permanent injury due to a drug overdose. International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable. Durham Middlefield Local Wellness Coalition will be celebrating International Overdose Awareness Day in 2021 by sharing information on social media daily for the week of August 29th to September 4th, a press release will be published, drug deactivation bags will be free to community members, resources will be emailed directly to community members, resources will be shared at the local farmers market and in town buildings. To follow along and learn more make sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook, @dmlwc. If you would like a free deterra drug disposal bag and/or have any questions or comments please email Dena Miccinello, DMLWC’s Prevention Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.