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Opioid crisis impact

Symptoms to look for

Jacksonville firefighters say these are the signs and symptoms to look for in a person who has overdosed on opioids:
  • Unable to respond or unconscious
  • Awake but with slowed or slurred speech
  • Pinpoint pupils (miosis)
  • Blue skin tinge: Usually lips and fingertips show first
  • Body limp and doesn't respond to stimulation
  • Face very pale
  • Pulse (heartbeat) is slow, erratic, or not there at all
  • May be vomiting
  • Passing in and out of consciousness
  • Choking sounds or a gurgling, snoring noise heard
  • Breathing is very slow, irregular, or has stopped
 How to help
If you or someone you know is battling addiction, call LSF Health Systems at 877-229-9098.