We are all affected by the impacts of drug overdoses.  Hundreds of individuals die from drug overdoses every year in Australia.  For every one, there are families, friends and communities that must live with the burden of a life cut short.  Families directly affected by overdose not only have to deal with the distress of losing a loved one, but the stigma associated with drug use often  affects their ability to mourn publicly without feeling guilt or shame. 

Read more: Understanding Overdose: the Preventable Tragedy (12.08.10)