If you think someone is overdosing, call 911 immediately. Learn more about the signs of overdose.

Together, Let’s Curb the crisis.

We’re here to help build a path that leads away from opioid misuse. Curbing the crisis in Virginia starts one step at a time.

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Recognizing and Responding to an Opioid Overdose

There are several ways to tell if someone is in immediate danger from opioids. Learn the best defenses against opioid misuse and overdose, and how you can help reverse an overdose with naloxone.

Key Signs of Overdose Include:

  • Lack of response, even to pinching, shaking, or loudly calling the person’s name.
  • Breathing slowly or not at all; making gurgling noises.
  • Turning very pale, with blue fingernails and lips.

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Finding High-Quality Treatment

Seeking ways to start treatment for opioid misuse? Learn about the options available across the state, even if you don’t have insurance.

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Recovery That Works for You

Recovery is a lifelong process, and Virginia offers many services to help keep you on track and feel supported at all times.

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How You Can Help

Offering support and guiding friends or loved ones toward treatment can help them with a substance use disorder.

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What Are Opioids?

Learn more about opioids and signs of abuse and misuse.

Opioids 101

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