International Overdose Awareness Day 2020

Date Added: 28/08/2020

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Monday 31st August is International Overdose Awareness Day. A day to raise awareness of overdose and to remember those we have lost as a result of an overdose.

An overdose means having more of a drug (or a mix of drugs) than your body can cope with. There are a number of signs and symptoms that show someone has overdosed, and these differ with the type of drug used.

All drugs can cause an overdose, including prescription medication prescribed by a doctor. It is important to know the right amount and the right time to take your medication. It is also vital to know what drugs should not be mixed, and to seek help if you feel you are not in control of your drug use.

Overdose death is preventable. Together we can help save lives.

Learn about overdose prevention and the steps we can take to save lives in the event of an overdose here.

We provide Naloxone and other harm minimisation resources as well as advice. Call SMART on 01202 735777 if you are in need of support.

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