International Overdose Awareness Day 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. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

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

Thousands of people die each year from drug overdose. They come from all walks of life.

Do you recognise the signs and symptoms of overdose? What is the impact of drug use and overdose on family, friends and those experiencing it?

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It's a Fine Line

There is more Cocaine about today than ever before, It is also cheaper than before . But , as the number of people using cocaine increases , so do the problems.

This leaflet has been developed to help you identify the risk associated with cocaine and how you can reduce them .

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