Reflections on International Overdose Awareness Day

Every year on August 31st, International Overdose Awareness Day is observed. This somber day serves as a memorial to the more than 500,000 lives lost, as well as a reminder of how far we have come in combating addiction in America. Proper awareness necessitates introspection about the crisis’s causes, efforts to lessen its repercussions, and solutions for moving ahead to combat the opioid epidemic.