Synthetic Opioid Overdose: A Guide To Preventing Overdose Deaths
More than 165 Americans die every day from opioid overdose. In some like Ohio, the number of deaths due to opioids more than tripled between 2010 and 2015. Synthetic opioid overdoses are on the rise because they are so much stronger than natural opioids such as heroin and prescription painkillers such as oxycodone (OxyContin) or hydrocodone (Lortab). They can be even stronger than natural opioids because they can be manufactured in laboratories instead of being produced by plants as with natural opioids. Read on for more information about synthetic opioid overdose prevention and how you can help save lives.