INPUD Statement: Overdose Awareness Day
International Overdose Awareness Day: Remembering Dan Bigg
Today is International Overdose Awareness Day. Today, we strive to raise awareness of drug overdose; we strive to end these tragic deaths. We mourn the tragic and untimely passing of Dan Bigg, the founder and Executive Director of the Chicago Recovery Alliance. Dan was a pioneering force behind take-home naloxone programmes in the US and beyond. He worked hard to ensure that naloxone was in the hands of those who needed it the most, that naloxone was in the hands of communities of people who use drugs.
INPUD stands in solidarity with people who use drugs all over the world, as well as the community at large worldwide, in their observance of International Overdose Awareness Day. For further details, please see the International Overdose Awareness Day website for detailed information regarding events, tributes, activities, and naloxone trainings.