These women are discussing the benefits of International Overdose Awareness Day.

International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) began in 2001 in the city of Melbourne, Australia. Over the past two decades, it has blossomed into a worldwide phenomenon. Dozens of organizations observe the day by hosting nearly 1,000 events across the globe. The drug and alcohol center in Colorado honors this day by hosting events, creating awareness, and…

woman tries synthetic drug after wondering what are synthetic drugs

What Are Synthetic Drugs?

If you or a loved one is struggling with a substance abuse problem, you may be wondering what are synthetic drugs? Synthetic drugs, also known as designer drugs, are chemically-created drugs that are meant to give similar effects as drugs like opiates, stimulants, or hallucinogenics. Unlike drugs like heroin or cocaine, synthetic drugs are, in…