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Drug Overdose

Alcohol

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.

Drugs

  • 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.
 
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