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Addiction and Substance Abuse

Overdose

12/11/2006

Question:

My daughter I have found some heroin in her room and when i asked her about it she said that was her stash to comit suicide my question is this how much will hurt her or kill her I have tried to take it away but she gets voilent she is a non user of heroin but does smoke alot of weed what should i do

Answer:

I consider this an emergency situation and your daughter needs to be seen as soon as possible. I don't know your daughter's age or where you live, so  I can't suggest where you should take her, but an Emergency Room would be appropriate.

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Response by:

Peter D Rogers, MD, MPH
Clinical Associate Professor
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University