The U.S. opioid crisis has become a more prominent issue over the last few years, and for good reason. Since 1999, more than 930,000 people have died in the U.S. from drug overdose. According to the CDC, there were more than 100,000 overdose deaths that occurred in the U.S. and opioids were involved in over 68,000 of those deaths.
Unfortunately, overdose is still a huge concern, and there are many lives being impacted. There is hope and there is still much to be done to address this issue. One of the best ways someone can help is by knowing the signs of opioid overdose and the steps to take when someone overdoses.
Signs of opioid overdose:
While someone experiencing an overdose may not have every symptom, the appearance of any of these symptoms is cause for concern.
Ways to help someone who has overdosed from opioids:
Once a person has overdosed, they cannot help themselves. It is vital for others to know how to help someone who overdoses – it can save their life.
If you or a loved one is struggling with substance use disorder, Centerstone can help. For more information about our addiction and recovery program call 1-877-HOPE123 (877-467-3123).
If you are in crisis, please call our crisis line, call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.
If you're still having trouble and would like to reach out to someone about counseling or other Centerstone services, contact us.
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