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International Overdose Awareness Day: 7 Things to Know

Every year on August 31, people around the world observe International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD). IOAD is a time to educate yourself and others about drug overdose, to learn how to prevent overdose-related deaths, and to remember those we have lost. There are also IOAD events taking place around the country and around the world. Here are seven things you should know about fatal drug overdose and how to prevent it: 47,055 people died of drug overdose in the United States in 2014. That’s about 15 people for every 100,000 in the country — a 6.5% increase over the previous year. Worldwide, up to 231,000 people die from drug overdose ...