The best ways to prevent opioid overdose deaths are to improve opioid prescribing, reduce exposure to opioids, prevent misuse, and treat opioid use disorder.
Signs of an Overdose
Recognizing an opioid overdose can be difficult. It can also be difficult to tell is a person is high or actually overdosing. See the information below on how to tell the difference. If you aren’t sure, it is best to treat the situation like an overdose – you could Save A Life.
If you suspect an overdose, do not leave the person alone. Narcan (Naloxone) is a life-saving medication that can be administered to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. You should also call 911 or seek medical care for the individual.
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