If you are currently using drugs, you stand the chance of overdosing. Though some drugs are considered to be worse than others, there is really no such thing as a "safe" drug. However, depending on your drug of choice, you may have a higher percentage of causing permanent damage to your body, or worse — death. We highly recommend finding a medical assistance and ongoing immediately.
The Drugs of Choice
There are hundreds of different drugs that people use in on a daily basis. However, there are a few common drugs that when abused regularly, can result in an unplanned overdose. These high risk drugs include:
- Sedatives and/or Antidepressants
- Oxycodone and other Opiates
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention defines an overdose as "a drug that is eaten, inhaled, injected, or absorbed through the skin in excessive amounts and injures the body." Symptoms of drug overdose vary, but some common ones to watch out for are:
- Abdominal Pain
- Chest Pain
- High Blood Pressure
Of course, these are just a few of the long list of problems that can occur. Depending on the specific drug you use and the amount you've taken, you could also cause serious damage to the following organs: heart, brain, liver, lungs, kidneys, and more. In some cases, death from overdosing is an unfortunate reality.
Be Aware of Your Actions
All actions, no matter how big or small, have consequences so it's important to be aware of what you put in your body. Becoming dependent on a drug, whether illegal or not, could result in an accidental overdose. Take care of yourself by seeking medical or professional assistance. You only get one life.