Opiate Overdose Signs and Symptoms
Opioid Overdose is an acute condition due to the excessive use of narcotics.
Signs and Symptoms to look for:
- Decreased level of consciousness and pinpoint pupils.
- Heart rate and breathing slow down sometimes to a stop
- Blue lips and nails are caused by insufficient oxygen in the blood
- Muscle spasms
A person experiencing an opiate overdose usually will not wake up even if their name is called or if they are shaken vigorously.
More Americans die from prescription drug abuse and misuse than cocaine, hallucinogens, inhalants, and heroin combined. (drugfreeworld)
The 911/OPA Law provides amnesty to victim and those who seek help during an overdose from arrest, charge, and prosecution.