Symptoms and Treatment of Drug Overdose

Apart from the fact that they were popular Hollywood celebrities who hogged the limelight in their heydays, what’s common among Marilyn Monroe, Heath Ledger, Anna Nicole Smith and Rodney Harvey? They all died of a drug overdose. And the list doesn’t end with them. From Elvis Presley to Dana Plato, there are many famous people who consumed drugs in large quantities and ended up paying for it with their lives. Defined as “taking an excessive amount of a drug or drugs”, a drug overdose is a dangerous condition and in many cases has proven to be fatal. It would be wrong to believe that it’s only the illegal drugs that can cause death when taken in large quantities. Consuming large quantities of prescription drugs has also ended in fatalities. Some Causes of Drug Overdose A person may consume drugs in large quantities either accidentally or intentionally. There have been cases in which children swallow medication accidentally. A person with an unstable mind may also end up consuming large amounts or the wrong drugs accidentally. Many people who use cocaine, heroin and other illegal drugs may accidentally end up injecting or inhaling large quantities of these drugs. It’s not only large quantities of drugs that can cause an overdose. When using illegal drugs or prescriptions medications against a doctors advice you risk the chance of serious implications. Common Symptoms Associated...

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