Every August 31st, communities around the world come together to remember those lost to overdose, acknowledge the grief of loved ones left behind, reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths, and reduce the impact of overdose. As we approach the 22nd International Overdose Awareness Day this year, the impacts of COVID-19 on health systems, the rise in fentanyl overdoses, and the risks both have created for vulnerable people means this cause has only become more urgent. As you may be aware, International Overdose Awareness Day activities are held in communities around the world every year. This year, for the second year in a row, HOPE Incorporated will be present at the event to provide resources and information. Please consider attending in support of International Overdose Awareness Day, and share a story with the community.