Dangers of Opioid Misuse:

What are Opioids:

Opiates are highly addictive substances used for relieving pain. They range from prescription medications like Morphine, Oxycodone,  to dangerous illegal drugs such as Heroin, or synthetically produced Fentanyl.

 

What are the Effects of Misuse of Opioids:

Misuse of opioids can have serious consequences to include difficulty of breathing, loss of consciousness, or overdose. Overdose can lead to Death.

 

Opioid Overdose:

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Illegal Opioids: Fentanyl

This is not the pill you know.

Fentanyl is a cheap synthetic opioid that can easily incapacitate you, or at worst, cause death. 

Protect Yourself! Do not use opioids that are not prescribed by a Health Care Provider.

 

Narcan Education and Accessibility:

 

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Narcan Saves Lives!

 

What is Narcan:

 

Narcan is a medicine that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.

Please scan this QR Code to review education on Narcan, to include, how it works, what to do if  someone has overdosed, how to use Intranasal Narcan and how to access Narcan. Included is a very important video on how to administer Intranasal Narcan:

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Health and Wellness Services Building I 134 has Intranasal Narcan, please call 619-660-4200 for more information. 

 

Useful Links

San Diego Opioid Project: https://www.sandiegoopioidproject.org/index.html

CDC - Fentanyl - Opioids: https://www.cdc.gov/opioids/basics/fentanyl.html

CDC - Lifesaving Naloxone: https://www.cdc.gov/stopoverdose/naloxone/index.html

 

Updated 4.1.24 JPC