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Heroin Overdose


Presentation

  • Question - Are there likely to be other workers or young people present at that work situation? If so, what occupational groups might be present? (e.g. police at a courthouse or young people together in a streetwork setting?)[www1.health.gov.au]
Chills
  • We hear constantly about the chilling impact of America’s deathly heroin epidemic.[eu.northjersey.com]
Weakness
  • For example, some effects of overdose show more clearly than others, including: Blue lips or nails Slowed breathing Weak pulse Tiny pupils Disorientation Extreme drowsiness Loss of consciousness After overdose, the person who used too much heroin often[crestviewrecoverycenter.com]
Pain
  • To ease the pain, a doctor prescribed OxyContin — a common opioid-based pain killer. Shawn's prescription was filled in 2011. Then, America still did not realize how addictive opioids could be.[eu.northjersey.com]
Constipation
  • If the victim can talk, pay attention for complaints of a dry mouth, constipation, abdominal spasms, or feeling faint from low blood pressure. Who Is at Risk for Heroin Overdose? Specifically, you can look for certain risk factors.[crestviewrecoverycenter.com]
Weak Pulse
  • For example, some effects of overdose show more clearly than others, including: Blue lips or nails Slowed breathing Weak pulse Tiny pupils Disorientation Extreme drowsiness Loss of consciousness After overdose, the person who used too much heroin often[crestviewrecoverycenter.com]
Fear
  • “My biggest fear is that she would be by herself, dying by herself,” Vasquez said. “I guess she had a craving for too much.”[eu.northjersey.com]
Suggestibility
  • Keywords: Cannabis Dispensaries, Medical Cannabis Laws, Marijuana, Opioid Overdoses, Heroin Overdoses, Opioid Epidemic JEL Classification: I12, I18, K32 Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation Garin, Julio and Pohl, R.[papers.ssrn.com]

Treatment

  • Of course, addiction treatment starts with heroin withdrawal. However, after detox, the real treatment begins. Rehab gives you the skills, understanding, and strength to prevent relapse on heroin.[crestviewrecoverycenter.com]
  • Then, last year, Jessica spent six weeks at a drug treatment program in Laguna Beach, California — at a cost of 150,000, again paid by her father’s health insurance plan.[eu.northjersey.com]

Prevention

  • Rehab gives you the skills, understanding, and strength to prevent relapse on heroin. Crest View Recovery Center in Asheville, North Carolina provides heroin rehab for lasting recovery.[crestviewrecoverycenter.com]
  • Introduction In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funded 12 states, under the Enhanced State Opioid Overdose Surveillance (ESOOS) program, to utilize state Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and emergency department syndromic surveillance[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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