The County of Dukes County
Signs of an opioid overdose
Signs of an opioid overdose may include:

  • Breathing that is slow and shallow — or no breathing at all
  • Very sleepy or unconscious and not responding to your voice or touch
  • Blue or grayish skin color, with dark lips and fingernails
  • Snoring or gurgling sounds
If there are symptoms of an overdose:
  • Tap, shake, and shout at the person to get a response
  • If there is still no response, rub knuckles on the breast bone
  • If no or little response, call 9-1-1