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Opiates and opioids are central nervous system depressants. Anyone taking this medicine can suffer from opiate or opioid overdose, especially when more than prescribed is taken, they are combined with other drugs or the person has an unknown condition that makes them more sensitive to overdose. There are several kinds of opiates and opioids whose effects can be reversed with proper administration of Naloxone Intramuscular or Intranasal.