International Overdose Awareness Day

@JCU International Overdose Awareness Day


QuIHN, ATODS and Patrick McKenzie are holding International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) a global event held on August 31st each year.  

The event 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 met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of Overdose death is preventable. 

Please show your support.

Prevention & Remembrance Event

Where: Queens Gardens on Gregory Street, North Ward, Townsville

When: Wednesday 31 August 2016, 12.30-2.30 pm

What will be happening?

  • Andrew Eddy, from QuIHN (Queensland Injectors Health Network), will present on QuIHNs programs and services
  • Brent Fergusson, from ATODS (Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs), will discuss overdose prevention, management and treatment.
  • Patrick McKenzie, will share personal experiences, coping with and surviving drug overdose.
  • Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics will present on how they deal with drug overdose.
  • Food and refreshments provided
  • Show bags and giveaways

A remembrance ceremony to name and remember those who have passed away through drug overdose

For more information please contact Patrick on 0407 019 762 or Andrew on 0498 172 284 or

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