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ADVISORY CONCERNING ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES, THE PRACTICE OF “VAPING,” “JUULING” AND USE OF OTHER ELECTRONIC NICOTINE DELIVERY SYSTEMS OR ENDS

Drug Overdose (Opioids, Stimulants, Benzodiazepines, and Muscle Relaxants)

Reportable by Providers
Drug Overdose

Infectious agent: N/A

Description of condition: Acute toxicity to a substance (opioids, stimulants, benzodiazepines, or muscle relaxants), prescription or illicit, at a scale that overwhelms normal physiological functioning and requires immediate medical intervention. Overdose symptomology is largely dependent on the substance(s) but generally could include psychosis, coma, respiratory depression, seizures, and/or hallucinations. Most overdoses involve multiple drugs (polydrug). Drug overdoses are reportable regardless of intent.  Intent refers to attempted suicide, homicide (intentional), or an accidental overdose (unintentional).