An opioid overdose requires immediate medical attention. Call 911 immediately if you or someone you know exhibits any of the symptoms.

The American opioid epidemic is like no other drug crisis in history, spanning all ages and socioeconomic classes. We emergency physicians have unique access to patients with opioid use disorder, yet few of us are able to treat patients after an opioid-related overdose with medications such as buprenorphine in the emergency department. Read More.