NV Overdose Day August 31st, 2020
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

A time to remember. A time to act. A day to pay tribute to those we've lost, and honor the families and friends touched by overdoses.

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Join us August 31st, 2020 6:00-7:30pm

Proclamation and Vigil, Online overdose prevention training & demonstration, Panel Discussion


International Overdose Awareness Day

August 31st

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on 31 August each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

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International Overdose Awareness Day is more than a single day to remember the countless friends, neighbors, and family members we’ve lost to overdoses. It is a day where we pause to hold space for all communities that have been impacted by the loss of these amazing people. It is a day where we reflect on our collective behavior and attitudes towards those who struggle and who use substances. It is a day to learn new skills to prevent the loss of others. It is a day where we honor and celebrate the networks of people who have lost someone they deeply love and care about, and remember that there is hope. And it is a day for action, in the pursuit of collectively treating others with compassion and making the necessary changes to prevent the loss of future lives.

Join your community in this international day of remembrance, celebration, and action. Organized by the Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance, this annual event will take place virtually and streamed live online. Please help share this event with others.

Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance

The Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance (SNHRA) is committed to the health and well-being of people who use drugs by reducing drug related stigma, overdoses and the harmful affects of drugs within the Southern Nevada Community regardless of their circumstances.


Syringe Exchange

Trac-B Exchange operates the first storefront syringe exchange (needle exchange) in southern Nevada. The operation of this program was made possible by Nevada Senate Bill 410 which became effective in July of 2013. That bill allows Trac-B to provide sterile hypodermic devices to reduce the transmission of disease.


Naloxone Opiate Overdose Reversal Medication

Naloxone is a life saving medication that can be given to a person during an opiate reversal and will stop the overdose and allow the person to survive until paramedics arrive. Its very important to have naloxone on hand if you or someone you know is at risk of an opiate overdose. Opiates include heroin and derivatives of it. Anyone can get trained on how to administer naloxone here at Trac-B Exchange. The education portion takes about 20 minutes to complete and you will leave with naloxone, free of charge. No appointment is needed, just some form of identification. You can also access Naloxone in each one of our 5 vending machines.


Impact Exchange Vending Machines

Trac-b Exchange currently has 5 harm reduction vending machines in Las Vegas. These vending machines are the first and only of their kind in the United States. Anyone 18+ with some form of ID can come into Trac-B Exchange (6114 West Charleston Blvd, 89146) and sign up for a vending machine card, or at any of the 5 locations.


In the News

Recent articles published about overdose rates.

Fentanyl deaths in Clark County jump during first half of 2020

Fentanyl deaths in Clark County jump during first half of 2020

The Southern Nevada Health District released data Monday showing an alarming uptick in deaths in Clark County involving fentanyl — despite opioid deaths falling in the last five years.
Senate Approves Bucco Bill Establishing Overdose Awareness Day in New Jersey

Senate Approves Bucco Bill Establishing Overdose Awareness Day in New Jersey

Senate Approves Bucco Bill Establishing Overdose Awareness Day in New Jersey