The stories featured in the Stop Overdose Campaign are written by families impacted by addiction to honor those we’ve lost to drug overdose. The campaign seeks to raise awareness about substance use disorder and help connect those who are struggling with resources.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicates that 81,230 people died of overdose deaths from June 2019 through May 2020, an 18.2% increase from the previous year. Synthetic opioids were the primary driver of the increase in overdoses, followed by overdose deaths involving cocaine.
The 223aDay campaign gives families and friends a national platform to share their stories of loved ones lost to drug overdose while also increasing public awareness of the opioid epidemic.