In Case of an Overdose

Distribute Narcan,  call 911, try to restore breathing.

These are the signs that someone is having an overdose, they:

  • Have difficulty breathing
  • There may be a gurgling sound.
  • May be unconscious or unresponsive
  • They may look waxy or blue — especially on the lips and around the nose

In the case of an overdose, call 911 and report that you are with someone who is not responding or not breathing.

Then, feel for breath by putting your cheek by the person’s nose. If there’s no breath, try to rescue breathing by putting the person on the back, and place one hand under the neck. Then, pinch the nose closed and make a seal over the mouth with your mouth. Breathe three big breaths and watch the chest rise.

Then administer Narcan by peeling of the seal, putting the nozzle in either nostril, and pressing the plunger firmly to release the dose into the person’s nose.