Alcohol/Drug Overdose

  • Call 911.

  • Provide the following information:

    • Nature of the medical emergency

    • Location of the emergency (e.g., address, building, and/or room number)

    • Your name and phone number where you may be reached

    • How many people are involved

    • Focus on what is observable. For example, communicate whether someone is not breathing, turning blue, unconscious, non-responsive, etc. This information helps make the call a priority.

  • Place the person in the recovery position, which means laying the person slightly on their side, their body supported by a bent knee, with their face turned to the side. This will help to keep their airway clear and prevent them from choking on their own vomit if they begin to throw up.