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Warning Signs of an Overdose

If you suspect an overdose, call 911.

Senior man imageAn individual can overdose on any opioid – prescription or nonprescription. When trying to determine if someone has overdosed, look for the signs below.

Signs of opioid overdose:

  • The individual has constricted pupils.
  • The individual is unresponsive or limp.
  • The individual is awake but unable to talk.
  • Their breathing is slow or erratic or they are not breathing.
  • Their pulse is slow or erratic or they have no pulse.
  • Their skin is pale gray or blue, especially around the fingernails and lips.
  • They are making deep, slow snoring, choking or gurgling sounds.
  • They are vomiting.