International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on 31 August each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. The impact felt by families and friends it is important to raise awareness on how drug overdose death is preventable.  In Ireland hundreds of people die each year from drug overdose and they are from all walks of life.

SUDS (service users Developing Solidarity) members Richie and Owen talk with Dr Denis O’Driscoll about how family members, communities and the person themselves are affected and impacted by drug overdose. Listen here to learn about the signs and symptoms of drug overdose and how drug overdose is preventable.

SUDS Clondalkin is an advocacy group supporting people who use drugs or have a history of drug use.