Home > Health Information > First Aid

Drug Overdose


If the victim appears to be ill, has a rapid pulse or has difficulty breathing, care for shock. If these signals are not preset and victim is resting normally, position on his or her side and monitor until recovery.


  • If the victim is not breathing and has no pulse, begin CPR.
  • If the victim has a pulse but is not breathing, begin rescue breathing.
  • Call the Poison Control Center or 911 a soon as possible.
  • Keep windpipe clear and the victim warm. Wake the victim by lightly slapping face with wet cloth. Encourage walking.
Site Map | Contact Us | Privacy Notice | Privacy Policy | Term of Use
For a medical emergency, please call 911 and go to the nearest emergency room.
Copyright © NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens
56-45 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355