Pill or Poison


We are living in challenging times. Know the signs and how to save a life from a Fentanyl poisoning or overdose.

Know What To Look For

Knowing what to look for and what to do can help save a life.

Know the Signs of a Fentanyl Poisioning or Overdose

  1. 1 Small, constricted “pinpoint pupils”
  2. 2 Falling asleep or loss of consciousness
  3. 3 Slow, shallow breathing
  4. 4 Choking or gurgling sounds
  5. 5 Limp body
  6. 6 Pale, blue, or cold skin

How to Administer Naloxone

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  1. 1 Call 911
  2. 2 Tilt head back
  3. 3 Place nasal spray inside one nostril and press the plunger firmly to release the spray
  4. 4 Wait 2-3 minutes
  5. 5 Have 911 paramedics instruct you in rescue breaths if you are willing
  6. 6 Place in the recovery position*
  7. 7 Administer 2nd dose if no response in 3 minutes
  8. 8 Stay with the person until paramedics arrive

How to Administer Naloxone (reverses opioid poisoning)

Good Samaritan Law

At times bystanders choose not to call 911 for help because they fear they will be arrested for drug possession or similar charges. In reality, most states have Good Samaritan drug overdose immunity laws that protect any person who calls for help when someone is overdosing.

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Understand the laws in your state, and if ever in doubt,

In the event of an overdoes, timely response is critical.

Everyone can do something to save a life.

  • Stay informed
  • Share what you know
  • Spread the word on Social Media
  • Get trained on how to administer Naloxone
  • Be prepared to intervene
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