Anyone who uses heroin, prescription opioids long-term to manage chronic pain, or abuses prescription pain relievers is at risk of an overdose. Other, more specific examples include people who:
- Receive a rotating opioid medication regimen.
- Have been discharged from emergency medical care after an opioid overdose.
- Need opioid pain relievers, but have a suspected or confirmed substance use disorder or history of non-medical use of prescription or illegal opioids.
- Have completed opioid detoxification or haven’t used opioids in a long time.
- Have recently been released from jail and have a history of opioid use disorder or misuse.