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Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
That depends on: How serious it is and what drugs or medications were taken. Overdoses are often treated initially in an emergency room. The person is monitored and often they have intravenous fluids. If they stopped breathing - a tube can be inserted to assist with breathing. Sometimes they are given charcoal to absorb the drugs and sometimes their stomach is "pumped". They may need to be given medications.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Help, what to do on a possible drug overdose?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Possible drug OD: You can call 1-800-222-1222 (poison hotline) 24/7 from anywhere in the us if you have questions about poisoning or poison prevention. Your emergency room is an other option.

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