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Know how to recognize an opioid overdose

Anyone using opioids, even in small amounts, can overdose.

Fentanyl and other dangerous substances are being mixed with or disguised as other drugs like heroin, oxycodone, cocaine and ecstasy/MDMA.

Signs of an Opioid Overdose

  • Blue or grey lips or nails

  • Dizziness and confusion

  • Can't be woken up

  • Choking, gurgling or snoring sounds

  • Slow, weak or no breathing

  • Drowsiness or difficulty staying awake

Suspect an Overdose?

  • Call 911 or your local emergency number

  • Administer naloxone if you have it

  • Stay with the person until help arrives

Even if you have taken drugs or have drugs on you, the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act provides you some legal protection.

You have the power to save a life.

Know More

Drugs: Get the facts. Know the risks.

Together we can #StopOverdoses

Learn more at Canada.ca/Opioids

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Organization: Health Canada

Date published: 2018

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