Death from an opioid overdose happens when too much of the drug overwhelms the brain and interrupts the body’s natural drive to breathe. It’s important to recognize the signs and act fast. Signs include: Small, constricted “pinpoint pupils”; falling asleep or loss of consciousness; slow, shallow breathing; choking or gurgling sounds; limp body, and pale, blue, or cold skin.
Call 911 if you suspect an overdose.
Thriving Mind has teamed up with Miami-Dade County to offer opioid prevention resources and treatment options. The project is funded by Award No. 15PBJA-21-GG-04584-COAP through the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. For more information and full funding information go here.
Our opioid awareness page offers free resources. Go here.