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First Aid for Drug Abuse

First Aid for Drug Abuse | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the injury?

To prevent drug overdose or abuse, a person should:

  • abstain from the use of illegal drugs altogether
  • inform his or her healthcare provider about all of the drugs he or she is taking in order to prevent drug interactions
  • seek professional help if drug abuse is a problem
  • take prescribed and over-the-counter medicines only as directed

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    Author: James Broomfield, MD
    Reviewer: Melissa Sanders, PharmD
    Date Reviewed: 08/29/01

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