Overdose response is here.

Good Samaritan law

Good Samaritan law protects those who help

Anyone who helps someone who is suffering a drug or alcohol overdose cannot be criminally charged.


Act fast: Medication can reverse an overdose

First responders and law enforcement officers now carry Naloxone, a prescription drug that counteracts the effects of an opioid-related overdose.

Community Naloxone Training

Naloxone is a prescription medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid-related overdose. First responders, law enforcement officers and school nurses carry naloxone, and training is available to members of the community. After a free one-hour training class, individuals can receive a naloxone kit containing two doses of the nasal spray.

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Symptoms of an overdose

Drug overdose symptoms vary widely depending on the specific drug used, but may include:

  • Abnormal pupil size
  • Agitation
  • Convulsions
  • Delusional or paranoid behavior
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Drowsiness or unconsciousness
  • Hallucinations
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loud or erratic snoring
  • Weak pulse
  • Ashen or blue skin
  • Nonreactive pupils (pupils that do not change size when exposed to light)
  • Staggering or unsteady walk
  • Sweating or extremely dry, hot skin
  • Tremors or muscle spasms
  • Violent or aggressive behavior