Are you or someone you know at risk for opioid overdose?
Learning some of the precursors to cases classified as 'high-risk for opioid overdose' can help increase awareness of and prevent a potentially life-threatening occurrence.
Preventing overdose allows people to continue their progress towards recovery and may enable them to seek out other life-saving alternatives.
Any long term use of opioids can lead to a risk of overdose, including that of managing chronic cancer or non-cancer pain. Other risk factors include: