International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-poisoning related death.
This year, the Manitoba HIV-STBBI Collective Impact Network will be joining the event at the Manitoba Legislative Grounds to address overdose awareness and emphasize the importance of HIV self-testing and community support. The gathering aims to provide a space for individuals to share experiences, access resources, and foster a sense of solidarity within the community.
IOAD is a crucial initiative that brings attention to the issue of drug poisoning while challenging the stigma and discrimination surrounding drug use. By promoting understanding and compassion, the event encourages effective approaches to prevention and recovery. Join us by gathering at the Manitoba Legislative Grounds on August 31st, to support and advocate for speeches, resources, engage in discussions, and learn about resources in your area. This collaborative effort on August 31st serves as a reminder of the importance of addressing drug-poisoning and overdose awareness, promoting HIV self-testing, and fostering a supportive community for those in need.