Overdose (OD) can happen when you take too much of a drug or a combination of drugs. ODs can look different, depending on the type of drug taken. Signs of an OD can include:
If someone is OD’ing, the person needs help. Without help the person might die. Even seconds can count.
When someone is OD’ing,
If you do any of these things, it can put the person in more danger.
When an OD happens, it can be easy to panic and forget what to do. Keep these tips handy, read them often, and tell your friends. Remembering them could save a life.
For more information and to find an addiction services office near you, please call the
24-hour Help Line.
Current as of: June 12, 2015
Author: Addiction & Mental Health, Alberta Health Services