Risks for an opioid overdose include
- Using opioids again after your tolerance has dropped. After a break from opioids, the body cannot handle as much as it did before.
- Taking prescription pain medication more often or higher doses than prescribed - or using someone else’s prescription pain medication.
- Using heroin or pills bought on the street.
1 Source: Washington State Department of Health
2 Source: Stopoverdose.org