Are there long term effects of overdosing?

The Long-Term Effects of an Overdose The mental health effects of an overdose can involve anxiety, depression, and memory problems, while physical effects can include Toxic Brain Injury, liver damage, compromised cardiovascular health, and neurological consequences.

Can you get sick from overdose?

Vomiting and nausea Two of the most common overdose symptoms are nausea and vomiting. During an overdose, the person will aspirate, and this will drive the body to push out all its content. If someone vomits while they are unconscious, they may choke.

What are four signs of overdose?

Signs of an overdose include:

  • Unresponsiveness or unconsciousness.
  • Slowed or stopped breathing.
  • Snoring or gurgling sounds.
  • Cold or clammy skin.
  • Discolored lips or fingernails.

What should I do if I’ve taken an overdose?

First aid for overdose

  1. Stay calm.
  2. Call triple zero (000) for an ambulance.
  3. If the person is unconscious but breathing, place them gently on their side in the recovery position.
  4. Check breathing and monitor their condition until help arrives.
  5. Do not try to make the person vomit.
  6. Do not give them anything to eat or drink.

What do police do when someone overdoses?

The police must pass on information to the coroner, who will run the investigation and officially record why the person died. The police are likely to take written witness statements from friends, relatives and anyone else involved. You may be asked to provide personal details about the person who has died.

Does a drug overdose void life insurance?

Accidents. Your life insurance policy will pay out death benefits to your beneficiaries if you die from a motor vehicle accident, drowning, poisoning, accidental drug overdose, or another tragedy.