If someone takes more opioids than their body can handle, they can pass out, stop breathing, and possibly die. Follow the steps below to possibly save their life.
1. Look for signs of an opioid overdose
Slow or no breathing
Gurgling, gasping, snoring
Blue nails or lips
2. Try to wake them up
Rub your knuckles hard over their chest bone. If they don't wake up, they need medical help right away.
3. Call 911
Notify 911 of the situation
Remember: You cannot be held liable for volunteering to provide medical support to someone in need of care. This is the Good Samaritan Law
4. Administer Naloxone
If you have a Naloxone kit from a local pharmacy, use it as directed to stop the adverse effects of an opioid overdose