What You Need to Know About the Signs & Symptoms of Drug Overdose

Drug abuse is always dangerous and can cause serious side effects like overdosing. Whether you are taking alcohol, drugs, or any other medications, which might be prescribed by your doctor, addiction is always going to be a problem. If there is persistent use of substances then there are higher chances of overdosing.

If you have any of your loved ones showing signs of a drug overdose then you can contact Detox to Rehab. You can join this community, begin your process of recovery and get into a new life with a new beginning.

What is Drug Overdosing all about?

Overdosing simply means when your body gets overwhelmed due to the consumption of one or more toxic substances. This can happen when it is accidental or intentional. In any of the cases, an overdose may also be fatal and can lead to unwanted problems.

Signs and Symptoms that you need to look out for due to drug overdose:

  • Dilated pupils
  • Unable to be steady or walk
  • Pain in chest
  • Breathing problems
  • Gurgling sounds happening due to blockage in the airways
  • Bluish fingers or lips
  • Vomiting or its sensation
  • High body temperature (abnormal)
  • Aggressive or very violent behavior
  • Feeling confused
  • Feeling paranoid and agitated
  • Having tremors
  • Seizures
  • Unconsciousness
  • Unable to respond
  • Death

How long do these symptoms last?

This will totally depend on several factors like the number of drugs taken, the type of drug used, how your body responds, and how severe this overdosing has happened. If you have seen someone with even a few of these symptoms then you need to take it seriously and take necessary action.

There are some of the major factors that can lead to this substance overdose like dependence, prior overdosing, using multiple substances, having suicidal tendencies, low level of physical tolerance, reluctance to seek emergency help, etc. An emergency number is always available to help you in case of an overdosing situation.