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#StopOverdose Campaign

In June 2016, the Addiction Policy Forum launched #129aDay, an awareness and action campaign based on the Center for Disease Control's numbers of 129 lives lost a day due to a drug overdose in 2014.


Since that time the numbers have changed each year showing the devastating effects of a worsening epidemic. The most recent data from the CDC for the 12-month period ending in May 2020 shows 223 people lost each day -- over 81,230 people in a single year.

This campaign is in honor of the individuals who die each day from a substance use disorder: parents, siblings, children, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. 


Together, we can end this epidemic.


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