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

It’s not just that your brain likes opioids—whether it’s prescription pain relievers, heroin, or synthetic drugs such as fentanyl—and responds to them with feelings of euphoria and warmth, helping you overcome pain. Opioids disrupt the normal functioning of your brain, making it harder for people to quit and more vulnerable to relapse. Read More.