What you need to know about overdoses

Illegal drug-related overdoses and deaths are a serious concern across the country. If you or someone you love needs help, there are resources to support you.

Signs of an overdose

An overdose might look different from one person to the next. But there are things you can look for if you suspect someone may have overdosed on an opioid like heroin or fentanyl.

Responding to an overdose

If you suspect an overdose, follow the SAVE ME steps.

Overdose prevention

Strategies to help to prevent and respond to overdoses. 

Recovery services and treatment support

Just as everyone has a different life path, people experiencing substance use challenges can have different healing journeys. Whichever path someone takes, support is an essential resource throughout their healing journey.

Frequently Asked Questions

What you don't know can hurt you. Learn about the potential dangers of fentanyl and overdosing by reading the questions people ask most.