Opioid Overdose Prevention
Fentanyl and other synthetic opioids are the most common drugs involved in overdose deaths according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Even in small doses, it can be deadly. Over 150 people die every day from overdoses related to synthetic opioids like fentanyl.
Recognizing the signs of opioid overdose can save a life!
Signs of Overdose
Here are some things to look for:
- Small, constricted “pinpoint pupils”
- Falling asleep or losing consciousness
- Slow, weak, or no breathing
- Choking or gurgling sounds
- Limp body
- Cold and/or clammy skin
- Discolored skin (especially in lips and nails)
Narcan is a life-saving medication that can reverse an opioid overdose. Narcan is safe and easy to use and works almost immediately. It is now available over the counter, without a prescription at pharmacies, convenience stores, grocery stores, and online. Narcan is available at Student Health Services and various locations on campus.
Fentanyl Test Strips
Fentanyl test strips (FTS) is a method of helping prevent drug overdoses and reducing harm. FTS are small strips of paper that can detect the presence of fentanyl in all different kinds of drugs and drug forms (pills, powder, and injectables). FTS provide people who use drugs and communities with important information about fentanyl in the illicit drug supply so they can take steps to reduce risk of overdose. Fentanyl Test Strips are available for pick up at Student Health Services.
Where to Find Narcan & Fentanyl Test Strips on Campus?
Narcan and Fentanyl Test Strips are available at Student Health Services. The Liberal Arts Campus (A-1010) and the Pacific Coast Campus (GG-117). In the event of a medical emergency, dial 911.
Narcan can also be found at the following locations throughout both campuses:
|Liberal Arts Campus
|Pacific Coast Campus
|Student Health Services A-1010
CDC (off-site) Lobby
Athletic Trainer (mobile)
Building Y (AED unit)
Building W (AED unit) ** 2 units
Athletic Trainers (mobile)
Basic Needs (E-131)
|Student Health Services GG-117
CDC – HH Lobby A114
Basic Needs (GG-138)