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Know the Facts: Rethinking Overdose

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August 30 will mark International Overdose Awareness Day. However, the truth is that many of us have a preconceived perception about overdose that doesn’t fit the reality.

An drug overdose occurs when the body had taken in an excess of a drug (or drugs) that it can’t process or handle. That’s why it’s important never to mix your prescription medications, to follow doctor’s prescription dosages very carefully, and to talk to a medical professional if you feel you can’t control your drug usage. Also, take a look at this infographic, created by Australia’s Swinburne University, even though the visual was crated by an international source, the reality vs. the perception gap of drug overdose exists worldwide…

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