Together we defeat overdose
Too many lives have been lost to fentanyl-laced drugs. Fentanyl Frontline – an effort by the Department of Public Health Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Bureau – is on a mission to reduce overdose and increase awareness around fentanyl. With the right information, real facts, and achievable steps to take, we can shift the tides of overdose in Los Angeles County.
Why you need naloxone
Why overdose is a real risk
Why you need a backup plan
Overdose happens fast
Know what to do
California has a Good Samaritan Law that protects people who help from criminal liability. However, it doesn’t protect those who sell or provide drugs.
Naloxone is a life-saving medication that can reverse an overdose and help restore their breathing. In some instances, MULTIPLE doses may be necessary.
If they are unresponsive, first tilt their head and support their neck. Then, gently blow into their mouth. Repeat two rescue breaths for every 30 chest compressions.
Even after naloxone, keep checking their breathing. Continue to monitor them until medical help arrives or for at least four hours until their breathing returns to normal.