Understanding Opioid Overdoses

Article from Verywell Mind by Rod Brouhard, EMT-P

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From the article:

"When people think of opiates they tend to think of heroin, but opiates consist of several different medications besides heroin. Demerol, morphine, Norco, codeine, Oxycontin, and Vicodin are all opiates or opioids. For each of these opiates, overdoses cause death the same way."

This article provides better understanding of opioid overdoses, and how to avoid overdoses. 

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