What Happens During a Drug Overdose?
A drug overdose tips the human body's chemical system so far off balance that the body cannot recover. This video offers advice on how to spot an overdose and explores the ways depressants, stimulants, and pain relievers affect the brain and body.
See also: Addiction and addictive disorders; Amphetamine; Analgesic; Brain; Central nervous system; Cocaine; Dopamine; Fentanyl is the leading cause of drug overdose deaths; Heroin: an addictive drug; Neurobiology; Noradrenergic system; Opiate; Psychopharmacology; Sedative; Tranquilizer
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