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Through their stories, we want to celebrate the victims of the overdose epidemic through their strengths, acknowledge their struggles, and recognize their humanity.
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Losing a loved one to overdose is a heartbreaking experience. From pain comes a purpose.
That’s why More Than Just A Number is not only a memorial but also a call to action.
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They were More Than Just A Number. Here are a few of the memorials submitted by our community. Each one is a tribute to a loved one who died from overdose, a reminder of their strength and humanity, and a call to action to prevent future tragedies.
We invite you to explore the memorials, read the stories, and join us in turning heartbreak into action. If you have lost a loved one to overdose, we encourage you to submit a memorial and share their story with our community. Together, we can make a difference.
Share Your Story
We invite you to submit a memorial for your loved one.
It can be a tribute, a poem, a photo, a video, or any other form of expression that reflects their life and personality. You can also include a message of hope, a call to action, or a thank you to those who supported you.
The number of Americans who died last year from an overdose.
From May 2022-May 2023, according to the CDC.
Overdose deaths up from the previous year.
Up 2.5 percent over the previous year (May 2021-2022). Data source: CDC
Estimated number of overdose deaths in the U.S. from 1999-2022.
Data is from these saved tables from CDC Wonder at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Center for Health Statistics. This data is updated regularly.