Drug Overdose Treatment

Call 911 if the person has: Collapsed Stopped breathing 1. Begin CPR, if Necessary If the person is not breathing or breathing is dangerously weak: For a child, start CPR for children. For an adult, start adult CPR. The FDA has approved a prescription treatment that can be used by family members or caregivers to treat a person known or suspected to have had an opioid overdose. Opioids include various prescription pain medications and illicit street drugs. An overdose is characterized by slowed breathing and heart [...]