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 as a result of drug overdose. International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable. Thousands of people die each year from drug overdose. They come from all walks of life.
Overdose Awareness Day Live is a series of simultaneous pop-up performances in Brighton and Bristol and will be delivered by Brighton based organisations Cascade Creative Recovery and small performance adventures in partnership with Bristol Drugs Project. Bringing you performances at 11:11 and 12:12 from the two cities with a live stream at 13:13 on 31st August. Also working with the creative talents of Edit Sweet, We Are Not Saints and June Films, and funded by The National Lottery, the 2019 live event is a test model for a national roll out across the UK in the future. Join us on this page at 13:10 on Saturday 31st August for the streamed performances!