Ways to Lower Your Risk of Overdose

Ways to Lower Your Risk of Overdose

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Never Use Alone Hotline
1(800) 484-3731, “spotting” via phone for overdose prevention.


If you inject, inject slowly.

safer snorting and smoking

Use a less risky method (e.g. snorting).

no alcohol

Try not to use other drugs in combination with alcohol or benzodiazepines.


Use one drug at a time.

smaller amounts

If using for the first time in a while, start with a smaller amount than before.


Use with a friend who can help you in case of an emergency.


Test your drugs for fentanyl.

If your drugs test positive, consider not using or using
a smaller amount than you would usually, and go slow.


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