Overdose Awareness Day

At the Living Room Primary Health Service, 7-9 Hosier Lane, Melbourne

Wednesday, 31st August 2011 between 1 and 4pm

A chance to remember and honour loved ones who have been affected by drug and alcohol use.

There will be music, food and flowers as well as an open mic.  

All welcome!

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One thought on “Overdose Awareness Day

  1. Ilana Jaffe says:

    Melbourne-based welfare agency Youth Projects acknowledges Overdose Awareness Day with an intimate, visually arresting event at iconic Melbourne laneway, Hosier Lane. Melbournians were invited to scatter rose petals down the laneway and speak to an open
    mic as they publically mourn their loved ones without feelings of guilt or shame. “Our ceremony will allow people to remember their lost loved ones in a beautiful and poignant way by scattering flowers and sharing their stories publically without fear of judgement,” said Melanie Raymond, Chairperson, Youth Projects. Ms Raymond added that Overdose Awareness Day is a great opportunity to send a strong
    message to current and former drug users that they are valued.
    On average, one Australian dies from an opioid overdose every day. More die from overdose of other drugs, and each year thousands of families and friends grieve. The eleventh annual Overdose Awareness Day is a time to acknowledge those who have died or who are living with permanent injury after a drug overdose.

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