OPIOID OVERDOSE RESCUE: 3 STEPS TO SAVE LIFE
Complete the video training below and download the mobile app.
Overdose is a medical emergency. Signs of overdose include being unresponsive, making gurgling/snore-like sounds, breathing that is very slow, shallow, or the person is not breathing at all. The victim’s face may be pale or ashen, fingernails and lips may be blue and the heartbeat may be slow, erratic or non-existent. If you have reason to suspect opioid overdose, your quick action can save a life.
You can help lower the tragic death rate from drug overdose by learning the Three Steps to Save a Life, and telling your friends and family members to do the same.
Learning these Three Steps is especially important if:
- Someone you know is taking opioid pain medications or using illegal opioids
- Someone you know is recovering from opioid addiction, because if the person relapses, his or her tolerance will be less so the person is at a greater risk of overdose
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Many states have made Naloxone available without an individual prescription. Ask for it at your local pharmacy.
Many states, like Georgia, have Medical Amnesty Laws which can give amnesty from arrest for both the caller and the victim in the case of a medical emergency, so don’t be afraid to call for help.
Rescue breathing and chest compressions can keep oxygenated blood flowing. Good Samaritan laws protect the good faith efforts of those trying to save a life in an emergency. Just do your best.
Watch the short training video and dramatization,
then download and practice with the app.
Dramatic Demonstration Video
For more information on Overdose Prevention, visit:
HarmReduction.org – Features harm reduction strategies and provides information to help people identify, respond, and prevent overdoses.
Georgia Overdose Prevention Project – An advocacy organization that provides free naloxone kits to Georgians through the mail.
Learn More About Opioids:
View a training video used for law enforcement officers.
GA CARES Warm Line: 1-844-326-5400
Peer2Peer Warm Line: 1-888-945-1414
Georgia Crisis & Access Line: 1-800-715-4225
The Crisis Text Line – Free text line that serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to 24/7 support and information via texting. Text HOME to 741-741 from anywhere in the USA or Canada, anytime, about any type of crisis.
National Crisis Hotlines
Veterans Crisis Line – 1-800-273-8255
National Sexual Assault Hotline – 1-800-656-4673
National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-799-7233
- The Summit Wellness Group – Comprehensive suicide prevention guide that features over dozens of different online support resources.
In The Rooms – Resource for finding virtual Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings 24/7.
National Institute on Drug Abuse – Helpful suggestions and resources on finding addiction treatment centers for friends or family members struggling with addiction.
Recovery in Georgia – Independent recovery resource featuring lists of treatment centers and prevention resources throughout the state.
Live Another Day – Features a curated list of the top-rated accredited drug rehab centers in Georgia, as well as throughout the country. Also has culturally competent support resources for people of color.