How to treat an opioid overdose: How to know if you’re overdosing on opioids
The opioid crisis is hitting every corner of America.
It is affecting the nation’s most vulnerable communities.
And it is putting the lives of many more people at risk.
Keystone Medicine, a specialty pharmacy in New York City, is leading the effort to help people understand how to take the right precautions when dealing with an overdose of opioids.
Keystones pharmacy has been helping people navigate the complex issue of opioid addiction for more than 30 years, but it has been the first pharmacy in the United States to offer a comprehensive training on opioid abuse, according to Dr. Michael Smith, the pharmacy’s co-founder.
Smith said the goal of the training is to provide pharmacists with tools to identify signs and symptoms of an overdose and to help them recognize and respond to potential triggers of an opioid-induced overdose.
Dr. Michael S. Smith, co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer at Keystone Medicine.
Smith, who is also the president of the Society for Acute and Chronic Pain Medicine, said opioid abuse has become a big concern in the U.S. The epidemic has seen a dramatic increase in deaths from overdose in recent years, with nearly 8,000 opioid-related deaths in 2016.
Smith explained that the vast majority of people who overdose on opioids are taking them for a medical condition, not for recreational purposes.
But Smith said that’s changing.
“We see a growing number of people in our community who are using opioids for recreational or for a health condition.
And they’re not going to stop,” Smith said.”
I think we’re going to see a lot more cases of opioid abuse that is actually going to go to the courts and will eventually lead to a criminal conviction.”
Smith explained the steps that patients can take to prevent their addiction from escalating to a fatal overdose.
Patients should call 911 if they feel they are in danger of overdosing.
Smith said it’s important to call 911 immediately if you notice signs of an acute overdose.
Smith and his team of pharmacists are offering a 24-hour phone line, free of charge, for patients to discuss their symptoms and their options.
If the patient feels they are able to talk to a doctor, they should talk to their doctor, he said.
The training is available in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Virginia, Connecticut, Maine, California, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Hawaii.
It’s an initiative that is part of a broader effort to educate pharmacists about how to help patients who have an opioid problem.
Smith has received funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to train pharmacists on how to identify and treat signs and signs of acute or chronic opioid overdoses.
He said the training comes at a time when pharmacists, health care professionals and health departments are being inundated with calls from people who are looking for help.
“What we’re seeing in our industry right now is a huge demand for our services,” Smith explained.
“And so we’re just trying to provide what we can in a way that it doesn’t take away from the needs of people.”
Smith said he thinks the opioid epidemic is now affecting the healthcare system the way it did before the pandemic.
“I think there’s been a significant shift in our economy right now.
The need for people to work is higher, the need for healthcare is higher.
It’s been like that for years now.
So we’re in a new world, a very different world,” he said.”
In the last year, we’ve seen an increase in cases of acute and chronic opioid-associated deaths in the state of New Jersey.
So I think there is an urgency for us to provide our services in a manner that doesn’t impact people’s health,” he added.
Smith believes that a key factor that may be driving the increased number of opioid overdoses is the rise in opioid prescription drug abuse.
“So I think it’s a combination of a lot of things,” he explained.
“One is that people are getting prescriptions for opioids.
That’s also a factor, because it’s been shown that people who take opioids are more likely to have a relapse and be more likely than people who don’t to abuse prescription drugs again.”
According to the Centers to Prevent and Control, opioid abuse increased by 1.2 million in the last fiscal year alone. “
And that’s really helped increase the availability of these drugs in the marketplace.”
According to the Centers to Prevent and Control, opioid abuse increased by 1.2 million in the last fiscal year alone.
But experts say it’s not clear if the increase is related to a dramatic rise in prescription drug sales or if it reflects a wider trend.
Dr.-Claire Pfeifer, a professor of medicine and pharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania, said it could be a combination.
“There are a lot, a lot different factors at play,” she said.
“If we look at the last few years, I think we’ve certainly seen a lot.
It could be that