Drug Overdose Response

Call Emergency Services: Dial 999 to request an ambulance or medical assistance. Provide your location and any relevant information about the person’s condition.

Stay Calm and Monitor Breathing: While waiting for help to arrive, try to keep the person calm and conscious. Make sure they are breathing. If they’re unconscious but breathing, turn them onto their side in the recovery position to prevent choking on vomit.

Do Not Leave Them Alone: Stay with the person and keep them awake and responsive if possible. If they become unresponsive or stop breathing, be prepared to administer CPR if you know how.

Provide Information: When the emergency services arrive, provide them with information about the substances involved, how much was taken (if known), and any other relevant details. This information will assist medical professionals in providing appropriate treatment.

Do Not Induce Vomiting: Do not try to make the person vomit, as this could lead to further complications. Let the medical professionals handle the situation.

Do Not Offer More Substances: Keep any drugs, medications, or substances away from the person. Do not give them anything to eat or drink unless instructed to do so by medical professionals.