Opioid overdose: wallet card


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Organization: Health Canada

Date published: 2023

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Know the 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

You have the power to save a life.

Learn more at Canada.ca/Opioids

Together we can #StopOverdoses

Saving a life is the number one priority during an overdose

Even if you’ve taken drugs or have some on you, the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act protects you from:

  • Simple drug possession charges
  • Violation of conditions regarding simple possession in:
    • Pre-trial release
    • Conditional sentences
    • Probation orders
    • Parole

This act applies to the person who has overdosed, the person who seeks help and anyone at the scene when help arrives.

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