St. Patrick’s Community Support Centre

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

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