Chapter 12. Overdose: Prevalence, Predictors and Prevention

  1. Richard Pates BSc, DClinPsy, AFBPsS, CPsychol1,
  2. Andrew McBride MB, ChB, MSc, FRCPsych2 and
  3. Karin Arnold3
  1. Trudi Petersen and
  2. David Best

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470776339.ch12

Injecting Illicit Drugs

Injecting Illicit Drugs

How to Cite

Petersen, T. and Best, D. (2005) Overdose: Prevalence, Predictors and Prevention, in Injecting Illicit Drugs (eds R. Pates, A. McBride and K. Arnold), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470776339.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Director of the Community Addictions Unit, Cardiff, UK

  2. 2

    Consultant Psychiatrist, Oxford, UK

  3. 3

    Community Addictions Unit, Cardiff, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 12 JUL 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405113601

Online ISBN: 9780470776339

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Keywords:

  • overdose;
  • HIV/aids;
  • cyanosis;
  • loss of consciousness;
  • epidemiology

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Opiate overdose - definition

  • Epidemiology of overdose

  • Causative and protective factors

  • Drug strength

  • Tolerance

  • Respiratory tolerance

  • Post overdose mortality and morbidity

  • Stimulant overdose

  • Overdose prevention

  • Conclusions

  • References