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Drug abuse first aid

  • Alternative Names

    Overdose from drugs


    Symptoms

    Drug overdose symptoms vary widely depending on the specific drug used, but may include:

    • Abnormal pupil size
    • Agitation
    • Convulsions
    • Death
    • Delusional or paranoid behavior
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Drowsiness
    • Hallucinations
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Nonreactive pupils (pupils that do not change size when exposed to light)
    • Staggering or unsteady gait (ataxia)
    • Sweating or extremely dry, hot skin
    • Tremors
    • Unconsciousness (coma)
    • Violent or aggressive behavior

    Drug withdrawal symptoms also vary widely depending on the specific drug used, but may include:

    • Abdominal cramping
    • Agitation
    • Cold sweat
    • Convulsions
    • Delusions
    • Depression
    • Diarrhea
    • Hallucinations
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Restlessness
    • Shaking
    • Death