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A leading cause of death for people between the ages of 35 and 54 in the US falls under the category of accidental overdose. While alarming, it is also preventable.
If you believe someone you’re with has overdosed on the Central Coast, call 911 for severe symptoms or bring them in for emergency care at Dignity Health Central Coast. We invite you to use our InQuicker online tool to let us know your expected time of arrival.
Dignity Health Central Coast offers healing for the mind, body, and spirit for those who have experienced either an accidental or intentional drug or alcohol overdose.
Symptoms depend on the specific substance taken. Overdoses can involve alcohol, prescription medicines, illegal drugs, or medications available over the counter.
Mild symptoms may cause the person to appear drowsy or unsteady. Serious overdose symptoms requiring emergency medical treatment include delusions, vomiting, difficulty breathing, seizures, tremors, and unconsciousness.
Our emergency care team at Dignity Health Central Coast provide care with humankindness for Xanax overdose, heroin overdose, and any other type of accidental or intentional overdose. Care, dignity, and respect is our treatment philosophy.
If you or a loved one uses drugs or alcohol, or a combination of both, we can help you prevent overdose on the Central Coast. Other risks, such as mental health issues, poor health, and injecting drugs, make you more likely to have an overdose.
If you believe someone has overdosed, call 911. Until medical help arrives, you can provide first aid by taking these steps:
Are you concerned about your or someone you love’s risk of overdose? Find a Doctor at Dignity Health Central Coast to talk to a health care professional about lifestyle changes and treatments to help avoid overdose.
Dignity Health provides emergency treatment for overdose throughout the Central Coast of California.