Drug Overdose Prevention

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For more information, or to report errors, please contact (208) 799-0354


SAVE A LIFE

The misuse of opioids, including prescription drugs and heroin, is one of the most serious public health problems in the United States.

DRUG OVERDOSE SIGNS + SYMPTOMS

• Sleepiness or unresponsiveness
• Slow heartbeat or low blood pressure
• Breathing slowly or not at all
• Cold, clammy skin
• Small, pinpoint pupils
• Blue nails and lips
• Choking, gurgling or snoring sounds

SAFE DRUG STORAGE and DISPOSAL

To avoid misuse or theft of prescription medications, it is important to store medicines and dispose of unused prescriptions properly. Keep medications stored out of sight in a safe and secure location, such as a lock box. Dispose of unused or expired medications in drug deactivation pouches or at your local police or sheriff’s department.

IDAHO’S GOOD SAMARITAN LAW

The new law provides protections to people acting in good faith who seek medical assistance for either themselves or someone else because of a drug-related medical emergency. Under the law that person shall not be charged with possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, or use of a controlled substance. Idaho Law 37-2739C

NARCAN

Narcan is a medicine that can reverse an opioid overdose. In Idaho, anyone with a valid reason can ask for a prescription for Narcan from a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner or pharmacist. Narcan does not need to be intended for your own use. Idaho Law 54-1733B


 

Public Health - Idaho North Central District
215 10th Street
Lewiston, ID 83501

Phone: (208) 799-3100
Fax: (208) 799-0349

Idaho Careline: 211


For medical emergencies dial 911.

Disclaimer

All information is general in nature and is not intended to be used as a substitute for appropriate professional advice.

For more information please call (208) 799-3100 or Idaho Careline: 211.

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