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International Overdose Awareness Day Hawai'i

Updated: Aug 26, 2021




This August 31 marks the 20th anniversary of International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD). This global health observance has provided a marked occasion to raise awareness and remember those lost to overdose and aims to reduce the stigma of a drug-related death.


On Monday, Aug 30th at 9:30 pm HHHRC will premiere our documentary #EndOverdose HI: Harm Reduction in the Pacific on KHON2. Written and produced by award-winning local filmmaker, Dr Alexandra Livingston, this documentary examines the innovative therapeutic model used by HHHRC known as harm reduction and explores the history and future of overdose prevention in Hawai’i. Our documentary will also be streamed live simultaneously on our Facebook page


Now through August 31, HHHRC is hosting an online memorial on our website. This memorial is open to the public and allows individuals and groups to record a message to loved ones who succumbed to an overdose. It also is open to those who have survived or have reversed an overdose to share their stories.




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