International Overdose Awareness Day Event Melbourne 2019

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International Overdose Awareness Day Event Melbourne 2019

31 August 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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The Aaron Short Awareness Association (ASAA Inc) in collaboration with the Yarra Drug and Health Forum, APOD Family Services and Harm Reduction Victoria would be grateful for your attendance to support this year’s International Overdose Awareness Day on 31st August 2019.

I look forward to sharing my personal story as well with the input of professionals on how to reduce stigma around this tragic health crisis.

Location: Richmond Town Hall @ 1pm – 5pm

International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) 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. Originating in Melbourne 2001, the day acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends by remembering those we have lost, or those who have sustained a permanent injury as the result of drug overdose. Our minds immediately go to illegal drugs when discussing overdose, however alcohol and prescription medication are two of our biggest killers.

In honour of loved ones lost and dearly missed, our aim is to raise awareness and reduce stigma within our communities around this significant health issue.

In rememberance of those lost, you can forward a photo of your loved one to be included as a tribute to them on the day.  Send your photo to by 26th August 2019.


31 August 2019
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Richmond Town Hall
333 Bridge Road
Richmond, 3121
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03 9205 5555
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