Today, August 31, is International Overdose Awareness Day - a time to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths.

“On this day, the NJ Poison Center would like to call attention to the number of suicide attempts we have seen in 10-14 year olds.”

In the event of an exposure, don’t waste valuable time. If someone has collapsed, stopped breathing, or convulsing/seizing call 911 immediately, otherwise call us (NJ Poison Center) at 1-800-222-1222. A quick response by both the caller and the poison center expert can make a difference in preventing serious injury and saving a life.

Calls are free and confidential. Help is available 24/7 in more than 150 languages. Be prepared for any emergency--> Save the Poison Help Line (800-222-1222) in your cell phone and post it somewhere visible in your home.