Service Directory for Drug and Alcohol Users

how do you know if someone has overdosed?

While some people drop immediately after a hit, others slip away over hours. Your friend may not just be on the nod.

If there are any of the following warning signs, you need to act quickly.


  • Failing to get a response when you talk to them;
  • Snoring or gurgling sounds;
  • Absent or very shallow breathing;
  • Blue lips, blue fingernails;
  • Cold, clammy skin; or
  • Convulsions.

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