International Overdose Awareness Day
Did you know Australia has a drug mortality rate 2.5 times higher than the global average?
In 2016, 1.808 people died from drug-induced deaths, the highest number in 20 years.
And we’re not just talking about illegal drugs – opioid overdose is the most common cause of death.
Overdosing affects the whole community – the victims themselves, their families, their friends.
On August 31st each year a day of awareness and mourning is held worldwide. At St. Pat’s we will be making the occasion with a morning tea to share information about how we can all act to reduce deaths from overdosing. There will also be a book of condolence on hand for people who would like to leave a message for or about a loved one lost to overdose.
All are welcome.
Friday August 31st 10:30am
St. Patrick’s Community Support Centre
12 Queen Victoria Street Fremantle
For more info about International Overdose Awareness Day head to: https://www.overdoseday.com/