Overdose response is here.

Community Naloxone Training

Naloxone is a medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. First responders, law enforcement officers, and school nurses carry naloxone, and training is available to members of the community. If someone is struggling with an opioid addiction, family members and loved ones can get educated on appropriate naloxone use and have it ready to prevent a potential overdose.

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Naloxone will be available at participating pharmacy counters soon. Check back for more details!

Within three to five minutes after giving someone naloxone, a person’s breathing can stabilize, which buys time for emergency medical help to arrive. If you find someone in the midst of a suspected overdose, call 9-1-1 immediately, start rescue breathing, and then administer naloxone. Naloxone is not a replacement for emergency medical care, and seeking immediate help is still vital.

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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.

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