Overdosing is taking too much of a substance. They can be intentional or accidental and are often caused by alcohol or drugs, including illegal drugs or prescription or over-the-counter medicine.
Overdoses are a leading cause of death for Americans between ages 35 and 54. Risk factors increasing the likelihood of overdose include:
- Heavy drug use over a short period of time
- Mixing or combining different kinds of drugs and alcohol
- Injection drug use
- Depression and other mental health issues
- History of overdose
- Using drugs or drinking alcohol alone
With the latest technologies and an experienced team, Goshen Hospital Emergency Department is equipped to treat all types of overdose in Goshen, IN. If you or someone near you has overdosed, call 911 or go to our emergency room on High Park Avenue.