An overdose is when more drugs have been taken than the body can handle. Know the signs of an overdose.

Stimulants

Cocaine, crystal meth, MDMA [ecstasy], Ritalin™ and caffeine.

Know the signs stimulants

Credit: B.C. Centre for Disease Control Harm Reduction Program. Stimulant Overdose Awareness infographic (Aug 25, 2015).

Depressants/Opioids

Heroin, morphine, fentanyl, codeine, oxycodone, Vicodin, Percocet, Tylenol #3, methadone, alcohol, GHB, or benzodiazepines.

Signs of opioid overdose

Learn about recognizing an opioid overdose.

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