Opioid Overdose Awareness

Identifying Possible Overdose

According to the CDC, recognizing an opioid overdose can be difficult. When in doubt, treat the situation like an overdose—you could save a life. Do not leave the person alone and call 911 or seek medical care for the individual immediately. Signs may include any of the following:

  • Small, constricted “pinpoint pupils”
  • Falling asleep or loss of consciousness
  • Slow, shallow breathing
  • Choking or gurgling sounds
  • Limp body
  • Pale, blue, or cold skin

Resources on the Web

Use of Narcan/Naxolone for Opioid Overdose

You’ve probably heard of naloxone (Narcan) -- the FDA-approved medication that can reverse an opioid overdose in just minutes. But did you know that by carrying naloxone, and understanding how and when to use it, you can save a life? 

Click on the image below to find out more about Narcan/Naloxone.