August 31st every year is International Overdose Awareness Day, and as any regular reader of this site knows for the last two years that's mean't a busy day on Twitter (See the OD10 report) with overdose awareness activists using the platform to help make an impact. Things have come a long way over those two years though and the numbers for this year make very interesting reading.
There has been a heroin drought in the UK (and elsewhere) since last November, as any heroin users and drugs workers will already know.
There are many related risks to this, not least of which is what happens when the purer heroin returns (which some areas are already saying is starting to happen). I've made a poster an leaflet highlighting some of these issues. You are (as always on this site) free to download and use these as you see fit.
On the 31st of August 2010 many groups and organisations around the world held events for International Overdose Awareness Day.
As well as being held in the 'real world' the day was observed on the internet.