August 17, 2018
International Overdose Prevention Day is August 31. It aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths. Thousands of people die each year from drug overdose. They come from all walks of life. Opioids account for the majority of drug-induced deaths in Canada. In 2017, Thunder Bay had 26 overdose deaths, almost all of which were classified as accidental.