Awareness and Health Observances
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CDC and partners celebrate health awareness and observances and each year. They are powerful focal points to rally around and make a difference. Here you will find links to information, tools, and resources on yearly observances related to our drug overdose topics that are meant to inform the public and spread awareness.
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This is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind. The campaign spreads the message about the tragedy of drug overdose deaths and that drug overdose is preventable.
During Overdose Awareness Week, we renew our commitment to taking bold action to prevent overdoses and related deaths. We continue our efforts to enhance prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery support services for individuals with substance use disorder and addiction.
National Recovery Month (Recovery Month), which started in 1989, is a national observance held every September to promote and support treatment and recovery practices, the nation’s strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and communities who make recovery in all its forms possible.
Our features highlight prevention, awareness, or screening for different public health topics related to drug overdose in short, user-friendly articles.