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Opioids are highly addictive narcotics commonly prescribed to treat pain. Opioids affect the brain and body. In addition to constipation, nausea, and dizziness, other adverse health concerns include; slowed breathing (sign of an overdose), can lead to coma, permanent brain damage, or death.

  • Know what the signs of an opioid overdose are:

  • Small, pinpoint pupils

  • Blue/purple fingernail and lips

  • Won’t wake up, limp body

  • Shallow or stopped breathing

  • Faint heartbeat

  • Gurgling or choking noise

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