Addictive substances seem to be fun until it leads to addiction and then overdose. One can combine alcohol with other substances and cause a deadly overdose. In many cases, people feel bewildered as they do not know what happens when you overdose. When you have an idea that your close one is addicted, it is necessary to keep an eye open to look for signs of overdose.

Alcohol poisoning

When there is too much alcohol in the bloodstream, the brain’s regions in charge of controlling vital processes like breathing, heart rate, and body temperature start to shut down. Mental confusion, difficulty staying awake, vomiting, seizures, breathing difficulties, a sluggish heartbeat, clammy skin, muted reactions including no gag reflex (which prevents choking), and an unusually low body temperature are all signs of alcohol overdose. Alcohol overdose can result in death or lasting brain damage.

Overdose on Stimulants

Few people are aware that stimulant overdose, commonly known as “overamping,” is also possible. Extreme anxiety, paranoia, panic, hallucinations, excessive agitation, aggressiveness, restlessness, and hypervigilance are a few signs of overamping. A stimulant overdose can occasionally result in stimulant psychosis, which can include paranoia, auditory and visual hallucinations, and thoughts of persecution.

How Should You Respond if a Loved One Overdoses?

Try to find out what medications the overdosing person has consumed if they are still conscious. Different drugs have various countermeasures and treatments, so the more details you can give the emergency personnel, the better.

To keep oneself safe while attempting to assist the overdose victim, keep in mind that some substances have the potential to make their users unpleasant, aggressive, or even crazy. Law enforcement officials may be able to act in these situations since the victim may not be aware that they are in danger and may not want to accept assistance.