Talking to Patients About Opioids and Overdose

Preventing an Overdose

  • Anyone taking any opioid is at risk of an overdose and should have naloxone
  • Mixing alcohol or benzodiazepines¬†with opioids increases the risk of overdose
  • If you want help to stop taking opioids call (410) 433-5175

Storing Naloxone

  • Store naloxone at room temperature out of direct sunlight
  • Tell your loved ones where the naloxone is kept
  • Obtain naloxone refills as needed