Signs of Opioid Abuse

Local survey: Your top source of prescription drugs

64.3% of local survey respondents said the top source of prescription opioids to get high are stealing from family followed by 56.7% who said they get them from friends.

Pinpoint pupils

Slurred speech

Difficulty breathing

Confusion

Abscesses

Nasal problems

Collapsed veins

Nausea

Itching or flushed skin

Constipation


Nodding off

Drug overdose is the leading cause of injury death, greater than car accidents and homicide.

Drug overdose is the leading cause of injury death, greater than car accidents and homicide.


Withdrawal Symptoms*

Watery eyes, runny nose

Agitation, irritability, anxiety, insomnia

Muscle aches and pains

Hot and cold sweats

Yawning

Abdominal cramping nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

*Opioid withdrawal is extremely uncomfortable, but not life threatening. It is recommended that you contact a doctor or treatment  center.

Signs of Overdose

Pinpoint pupils

Unconsciousness

Labored breathing, difficulty breathing or shallow breathing

Slow or erratic pulse

Clammy skin

Lips, fingers or face turn blue

Limp body

Vomiting

Convulsions

Death Rattle – snore-like gurgling noise. This indicates emergency resuscitation is needed IMMEDIATELY.