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Adderall

Effects of Adderall withdrawal and overdose

Effects of Adderall withdrawal: 
If a person who has been abusing Adderall for an extended period of time attempts to abstain from use, he or she may experience a number of uncomfortable symptoms such as:
  • Depressed mood
  • Insomnia
  • Psychomotor agitation or slowing
  • Fatigue
  • Oversleeping
  • Vivid or unpleasant dreams
  • Increased appetite
Effects of Adderall overdose:
When a person ingests more Adderall than his or her body can safely metabolize, he or she will experience a dangerous condition known as an overdose. Overdoses can be potentially fatal and require that the person receives medical attention as soon as possible. Symptoms of an overdose can include:
  • Dangerously elevated body temperature
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Seizure
  • Heart attack

Alcohol

Effects of Alcohol withdrawal and overdose

Effects of Alcohol withdrawal: 
Effects of alcohol withdrawal: When a person uses alcohol over a long period of time and then attempts to stop use, he or she may experience some of the following effects:
  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Rapid pulse
  • Vomiting
  • Tremors or shaking
  • Anxiety
  • Seizures
  • Insomnia
  • Feeling restless
  • Short-lived visual, auditory, or tactile hallucinations
Effects of Alcohol overdose:
An alcohol overdose, also known as alcohol poisoning, is a dangerous condition that can result in the following effects:
  • Uneven respiration
  • Blue tinges to skin
  • Seizure
  • Decrease in body temperature
  • Confusion
  • Coma
  • Cold or clammy skin
  • Unconsciousness

Ambien

Effects of Ambien withdrawal and overdose

Effects of Ambien withdrawal: 
When someone has been abusing Ambien for any given period of time, and then ceases use of the medication, he or she is susceptible to experiencing symptoms of withdrawal. These symptoms may include the following:
  • Worsened insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Confusion
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Seizure
  • Panic attacks
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Tremors
Effects of Ambien overdose:
When individuals consume more of a substance than their bodies are able to metabolize, they will likely suffer from an overdose. Signs that someone may have overdosed on Ambien can include the following:
  • Irregular breathing
  • Delayed and/or decreased response to stimuli
  • Noticeably altered mental status
  • Severe drowsiness
  • Extreme confusion
  • Loss of consciousness

Benzodiazepine

Effects of Benzodiazepine withdrawal and overdose

Effects of Benzodiazepine withdrawal:
The longer an individual abuses benzodiazepines, the more accustomed his or her body becomes to the presence of the drug. Given this fact, should a person abruptly stop his or her use of the substance, there is a high likelihood that the person will experience withdrawal symptoms. While the type of withdrawal symptoms that manifest can differ from one person to the next, the following are among the most common symptoms reported by individuals who have abused benzos and ceased their use:
  • Nausea
  • Tremors
  • Seizure
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Irritability
  • Muscle pain
  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Vomiting
  • Depression
  • Agitation
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Strong cravings for more drugs
  • Heart palpitations
  • Tinnitus
Effects of Benzodiazepine overdose:
In the event a person consumes a benzodiazepine to a degree that his or her body is unable to metabolize it, they will experience some adverse physical and psychological effects as a result of overdosing. Considered a medical emergency, the telltale warning signs of an overdose on benzodiazepines can include:
  • Coma
  • Impaired balance
  • Hindered motor functioning
  • Double vision
  • Respiratory distress
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Dramatic drop in body temperature
  • Hallucinations
  • Delirium
  • Unconsciousness
  • Irregular heart rate

HALLUCINOGENS

Effects of hallucinogen overdose:
When a person ingests more of a hallucinogen that his or her body can safely metabolize or excrete, he or she will experience an overdose. Overdoses are dangerous and require seeking medical attention as soon as possible. Signs and symptoms of an overdose can include:
  • Respiratory arrest
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Sweating
  • Tremor or shaking
  • Brain hemorrhage
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of balance
  • Seizure
  • Coma

INHALENTS

Effects of inhalant withdrawal and overdose

Effects of inhalant withdrawal:
When a pattern of inhalant abuse has developed, but then the behavior is suddenly stopped, individuals are susceptible to experiencing a period of withdrawal. Symptoms of inhalant withdrawal may include:
  • Excessive
  • sweating
  • Chills
  • Headaches
  • Agitation
  • Hallucinations
  • Nausea
  • Muscle cramps
  • Insomnia
  • Tremors
Effects of inhalant overdose:
Any time that a person abuses an inhalant, he or she is at risk for overdosing due to the chemical properties that inhalants are composed of. Examples of possible signs that could indicate someone has overdosed on an inhalant may include:
  • Excessive drowsiness
  • Hallucinations
  • Falling into a coma
  • Uncontrollable shaking
  • Significantly
  • slurred speech
  • Seizures
  • Severe confusion or delirium

MARIJUANA

The following are a few examples of what can occur when an individual is going through the process of withdrawing from marijuana:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Sweating
  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Sleep problems
  • Restlessness
  • Shakiness
  • Headache
  • Irritability
  • Angry mood
  • Depressed mood
  • Diminished appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Abdominal pain

OPIOIDS

Effects of opioid withdrawal and overdose

Effects of opioid withdrawal:
Once a person has become dependent upon opioids, abstinence from this drug can quickly lead to several painful withdrawal symptoms, including the following:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Dilated pupils
  • Watery eyes and runny nose
  • Excessive perspiration
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Muscle pain
  • Insomnia
  • Dysphoria
Effects of opioid overdose:
When a person ingests opioids to a degree that overwhelms his or her body’s ability to metabolize or eliminate them, he or she is in danger. Anyone who exhibits the following symptoms after ingesting opioids may have overdosed, and may be in need of immediate medical attention:
  • Shallow breathing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Extreme confusion
  • Intense headache Cold and clammy skin
  • Bluish tinge near lips or fingertips
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizure
  • Coma

SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA

Effects of synthetic marijuana withdrawal and overdose

Effects of synthetic marijuana withdrawal:
Attempting to abstain from synthetic marijuana after a long period of use can result in a number of uncomfortable symptoms, some of which may include:
  • Irritability, anger, or aggression
  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Poor appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Distressing dreams
  • Depressed mood
  • Restlessness
  • Stomach pain
  • Shaking or tremors
  • Fever or chills
  • Headache
  • Sweating
Effects of synthetic marijuana overdose:
Use of spice in excess of what a person’s body is able to handle will result in an uncomfortable and possibly dangerous set of symptoms. Someone who has been using synthetic marijuana and experiences the following symptoms should receive medical attention immediately:
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Vomiting
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Heart attack or cardiovascular problems

VALIUM

Effects of Valium withdrawal and overdose

Effects of Valium withdrawal:
When an individual has been abusing Valium but then suddenly ceases his or her use of the medication, he or she has the potential to go into a state of withdrawal. Some of the symptoms and effects that can arise during the period of withdrawal from Valium may include the following:
  • Sweating
  • Seizure
  • Stomach cramping
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Hand
  • tremors
  • Hallucinations
  • Vision problems
  • Nausea or vomiting
Effects of Valium overdose:
Any time that a person ingests more of a substance than his or her body is able to metabolize, he or she is at risk for experiencing an overdose. Like all prescription medications, taking excessive amounts of Valium has the potential to result in an overdose. Should this occur, treatment must be sought and received immediately. Signs and effects that could arise if an individual overdoses on Valium may include the following:
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Extreme confusion
  • Bluish-colored fingernails
  • Bluish-colored lips
  • Uncoordinated movements
  • Labored breathing
  • Rapid movement of the eyes
  • Diminished reflexes
  • Lapsing into a coma

VICODIN

Effects of Vicodin withdrawal and overdose

Effects of Vicodin withdrawal:
If an individual has been abusing Vicodin for a long period of time and suddenly stops his or her use of this substance, withdrawal symptoms will begin to emerge. Withdrawal from Vicodin can be an uncomfortable experience, and  can include the following symptoms:
  • Fever
  • Insomnia
  • Dilated pupils
  • Runny nose
  • Dysphoria
  • Excessive perspiration
  • Muscle aches
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Watery eyes
Effects of Vicodin overdose:
The longer a person abuses Vicodin, the more likely it is that that individual will require more of this medication in order to achieve the desired effect. Needing more of a substance in order to experience a preferred high is known as tolerance, which can, unfortunately, make an individual more vulnerable to experiencing an overdose. An overdose is considered a medical emergency and can be fatal if medical attention is not sought. If you notice that your loved one is displaying any of the following, it is a good idea to seek emergency medical attention as quickly as possible:
  • Shallow
  • breathing
  • Sleepiness
  • Cold and clammy skin
  • Seizures
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Headache

XANAX

Effects of Xanax withdrawal and overdose

Effects of Xanax withdrawal
When a person has become dependent upon Xanax, stopping or trying to reduce the amount of their Xanax abuse may trigger several unpleasant symptoms, including the following:
  • Intense cravings for Xanax
  • Tremors and twitching
  • Heavy sweating
  • Anxiety
  • Agitation
  • Increased heartbeat
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Seizure
Effects of Xanax overdose: 
  • Double vision
  • Slurring speech
  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • Delirium
  • Muscle weakness
  • Impaired motor skills
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Shallow, slowed or otherwise irregular breathing

HEROIN

Effects of Heroin withdrawal:
Once a person has become dependent upon Heroin, abstinence from this drug can quickly lead to several painful withdrawal symptoms, including the following:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Dilated pupils
  • Watery eyes and runny nose
  • Excessive perspiration
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Muscle pain
  • Insomnia
  • Dysphoria
Effects of Heroin overdose:
When a person ingests Heroin to a degree that overwhelms his or her body’s ability to metabolize or eliminate them, he or she is in danger. Anyone who exhibits the following symptoms after ingesting Heroin may have overdosed, and may be in need of immediate medical attention:
  • Shallow breathing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Extreme confusion
  • Intense headache Cold and clammy skin
  • Bluish tinge near lips or fingertips
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizure
  • Coma

Fentanyl

Effects of fentanyl withdrawal:
Once a person has become dependent upon fentanyl, abstinence from this drug can quickly lead to several painful withdrawal symptoms, including the following:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Dilated pupils
  • Watery eyes and runny nose
  • Excessive perspiration
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Muscle pain
  • Insomnia
  • Dysphoria

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