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SPOT-ing Overdoses and Fighting the Opiate Epidemic in the South End

SPOT-ing Overdoses and Fighting the Opiate Epidemic in the South End

Photo: Henry Zbyszynski Spotting an opiate overdose can be difficult. Someone high on heroin or OxyContin may have difficulty speaking. Their muscles may be slack and may impair normal movement. Or they may “nod out” and seem to be asleep. Overdoses typically cause shallow breathing, loss of consciousness and discoloration of the skin, lips and

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