The following procedures should be followed in the event a person has overdosed on drugs or alcohol:
If the person has overdosed, call 911 for help immediately. If the person is still conscious, seek information from him/her to determine: What substances did they ingest; how long ago did they ingest them; how much did they take; if drugs were consumed, did they also consume alcohol; when did they last eat; and what is their overall general state of health.
If 911 is called, be sure to provide the following information:
State your name
State the problem.
State the name and location of injured individual(s).
Do not hang up the phone until the operator tells you to do so.
Call the Office of Public Safety at 601.925.3204 and provide the appropriate information:
Return to the victim and keep him/her as calm and comfortable as possible. If needed, administer First Aid and CPR if you are qualified.
Remain with the victim until Public Safety or Emergency Crews arrive.
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