Overdose response is here.
Current Delaware Suspected Overdose Deaths Total: 103
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, a prescription drug that counteracts the effects of an -related overdose.
Community Naloxone Training
is a prescription medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid-related overdose. First responders, law enforcement officers and school nurses carry , and training is available to members of the community. After a free one-hour training class, individuals can receive a kit containing two doses of the nasal spray. View the schedule (30KB)
Symptoms of an overdose
Drug overdose symptoms vary widely depending on the specific drug used, but may include:
- Abnormal pupil size
- Delusional or paranoid behavior
- Difficulty breathing
- Drowsiness or unconsciousness
- 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