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An overdose is caused by taking too much of a substance, such as drugs or alcohol. If you do this on purpose, it is called an intentional overdose. However, overdoses can also be accidental or unintentional. In fact, in the United States, accidental overdoses are a leading cause of death for people between the ages of 35 and 54.
Common types of overdose include:
Overdoses range from mild to severe and life threatening. This is why anyone with a suspected overdose of any kind should call 911 for immediate medical care.
Use our online waiting service, InQuicker, to schedule your arrival time to the emergency room at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican. We treat overdose in Las Vegas, NV and many other medical needs.
The signs and symptoms of an overdose vary widely, depending on the kind of substance. Mild symptoms can include drowsiness, unsteadiness, and slurred speech. More severe symptoms can include the following:
Seek emergency medical care or dial 911 for severe symptoms.
Certain risk factors make you more likely to have a drug overdose, including:
Treatment for alcohol or drug overdose depends on the substance involved in the overdose. If you suspect an overdose, call 911 for medical help. While waiting for medical help to arrive, you can:
Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican offers comprehensive emergency treatment for drug and alcohol overdose in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.