By International Overdose Awareness Day
This year’s International Overdose Awareness Day has seen the movement continue despite the disruptive effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report explores the outcomes, impact, and success of IOAD, studies the events and their attendees, and examines how COVID-19 impacted IOAD and how event organisers and participants responded. It also tells the stories of some of those who chose to be involved. The findings in the Partners’ Report are based principally on data gathered from the IOAD 2020 Partners’ Survey, which had 204 respondents.
This is a global sample representative of this year’s 602 registered events in 37 countries. The Survey was created and shared with our IOAD Partners on the 15th of September and closed on the 8th of October. Many of the respondents noted that COVID-19 had made it difficult to hold physical events because of restrictions in their areas.