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  • Drug Overdose Facts
  • Since 1999, the large majority of drug overdose deaths have mostly been attributed to one particular category of drugs that are commonly referred to as "narcotics", and include prescription painkillers called opiods.
  • Drug rehab counselors should assess individuals for diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B and C, tuberculosis, and other infectious diseases to ensure their medical needs are met as part of the rehab process.
  • Drinking alcohol in excess can result in risky sexual behaviors, including unprotected sex, sex with multiple partners, and increased risk of sexual assault. These behaviors can result in unintended pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Hashish users who use the drug in large quantities may experience fluctuating emotions, fragmentary thoughts, paranoia, panic attacks, hallucinations and feelings of unreality.
  • The most common adverse effects of a Ritalin overdose may include tachycardia, agitation and lethargy; additionally, convulsions that are followed by a coma have been reported to occur.
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