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Someone is USING DRUGS OR ALCOHOL, OR MISUSING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
what YOU can do
Find out what the individual has taken and the quantity. If you feel it is an emergency call 9-1-1.
Try to find out what substance they are using and their source.
Discuss the dangers of substance abuse.
Have a conversation about why they feel they need said substance.
Let them know you are there for them - that your priority is to keep them safe.
Medical or Emergency Care
A clinic or emergency healthcare provider is able to evaluate and determine the appropriate level of care. The patient will go through a medical screening process so medical providers can determine the best treatment based on the patient’s needs. This may include referral to a mental health professional or hospitalization.
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