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Information: Risk factors
An overdose means having too much of a drug (or combination of drugs) for your body to be able to cope with. Some behaviours are more risky than others.

Overdose risk factors include:
• Using more than one drug
• Injecting drugs
• Using alone
• Using drugs after a period of abstinence
Mind yourself. It is always safest not to use drugs.

If you do use:
• Don’t use alone
• Only use one drug at a time
• Wait as long as possible between hits
Be ready for overdose.

Know what to do and make sure your friends do too:
• Put the person in the recovery position
• Call the ambulance on 112
• Wait for the ambulance to arrive

The resource also has videos: Overdose prevention workshop, and Going over (on heroin), PMA/PMMA information

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