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When is this day celebrated? September 16

What is this day? National Opioid Awareness Day exists to bring awareness to the national opioid crisis and decrease pills written and taken on this day.

Who created this day? This day was founded by DFW Oral and Maxillofacial Facial Surgery in 2019. 

How should this day be celebrated or observed? Surgeons will be asked not to write opioid prescriptions, and instead opt for alternatives for post-surgical pain and patients will receive multiple tolls to reduce consumption.