Heroin overdose: How much amount of heroin to OD?

How much does it take to OD on heroin? What are the heroin overdose complications? We review heroin overdose, death rate, and possible complications here.

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Here, we review symptoms of heroin overdose, how cases of OD happen, their manifestations and the death rate related to heroin use. If you have any more questions after reading the article, please feel free to leave them at the end. We do our best to respond to each legitimate questions personally and promptly.

How does unintentional heroin overdose happen?

Most fatal cases of drug overdose in the U.S. result from drug poisoning. Drug poisoning occurs when a person’s exposure to a natural or man made substance has an undesirable effect, regardless of whether the substance is an illegal, prescription, or over-the-counter drug. However, poisoning can be classified as either suicide, homicide and unintentional.

Unintentional heroin poisoning, also known as “accidental overdose”, includes heroin overdoses resulting from the drug misuse, drug abuse, and taking too much of a drug while taking other drugs (for medical or recreational reasons).  This can be brought about through nasal administration of heroin, injecting heroin, or mixing alcohol and heroin.  For example, when you snort heroin, you deliver high doses of the narcotic opiate almost instantly to the bloodstream, and it crosses the blood-brain barrier. Breathing and heart rate can slow, leading to coma or death as a result.

Heroin overdose – How much is too much?

Because significant tolerance to respiratory depression develops quickly with continued use and is lost just as quickly during withdrawal, it is often difficult to determine whether a heroin lethal overdose was unintentional, suicide or homicide. Some sources quote the lethal dose, for an average 170lbs opiate-naive individual is between 75 and 375 mg, again depending on the route of administration. Depending on drug interactions and numerous other factors, death from overdose can take anywhere from several minutes to several hours.

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However, illicit heroin, sold on the street under the names “junk”, “smack” or “skag” is of widely varying and unpredictable purity. The average purity of street heroin varies between 11% and 72% depending on the demographic region. On the other hand, heroin that has been seized at the border has purity levels many higher. This variation has led to users suffering from overdoses as a result of the heroin missing a stage on its journey from port to end user, where are added further adulterants and the strength of the drug reduces. This means that the user may prepare what they consider to be a moderate dose while actually taking far more than intended.

Additionally, tolerance typically decreases after a period of abstinence. If this occurs and the user takes a dose comparable to their previous use, the user may experience drug effects that are much greater than expected, potentially resulting in a dangerous overdose.

Heroin overdose complications

A heroin overdose has serious prompt and severe manifestations throughout the body and the vital organs. Here are the most common heroin overdose complications

Airways and lungs: slow, shallow and difficult breathing, or no breathing at all

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Cardiovascular: heart and blood low blood pressure, weak pulse

Eyes, ears, nose and throat: dry mouth, pinpoint pupils, tongue discoloration

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Nervous system: coma, delirium, disorientation, drowsiness, muscle spasticity

Skin: nails and lips turning blue

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Stomach and intestines: constipation, spasms

Heroin overdose prognosis

Heroin is commonly injected into a vein and both of the ways to inject heroin come with different health risks related to sharing contaminated needles. Skin-popping more often results in abscesses, and direct injection more often leads to fatal overdose and also to hepatitis C and HIV infection.

Still, a heroin overdose is immediately reversible with an opoid antagonist injection and recovery normally occurs within 24 to 48 hours. Heroin is often mixed with other substances, which can cause additional symptoms and organ damage. In that case, hospitalization may be necessary.

Heroin overdose death rate

Nearly 9 out of 10 poisoning deaths are caused by drugs, out of which a few thousand cases per year are due to heroin overdose.

For a comparison, heroin was involved in about 3,000 deaths against the 15,000 opioid anaelgetics deaths.

Many fatalities reported as overdoses are probably caused by interactions with other depressant drugs like alcohol. Since heroin can cause nausea and vomiting, a significant number of deaths attributed to heroin overdose are caused because an unconscious victim is vomiting.

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Heroin overdose amount questions

Do you still have some questions about heroin overdose? Please feel fre to ask your question or share your personal experience below. We will do our best in providing you with a personal and rapid response.


Reference sources: Medline Plus, U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institute of Health
National Centre for Health Statistics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
The Official Website of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.


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  1. Some questions I have about recreational drugs relationship to this article are:

    How quickly do OD symptoms present themselves when smoking heroin as opposed to IV injecting? Im aware that it is almost instantly noticeable if injecting, is it the same for smoking it?

    When mixing methamphetamine and heroin together, which I am aware is an unsafe combination, being a stimulant, can the methamphetamine mitigate the risk of heroin overdose symptoms?

    If using heroin completely alone, would you be able to determine that you were ODing or does it happen too fast? Ideally, one would refrain from solitary usage, but how would one gauge when to use naloxone on themselves? Is it even possible to self-administer naloxone?

    Thank you,


  2. I’ve done heroin recreationally not very often. I have a college friend coming into town and she is bringing 2gms just to party this weekend. It has been over a year since I’ve had any and was thinking about having some Narcan on hand just in case. But it just seems like just a small amount to worry about…..

  3. My daughter has taken street valium and also just injected Heroin.she wants to sleep .slurred speech out if it .what can i do.shez lying in bed.

  4. I am anadduct stuck in this vicous cycle of addiction. I relapsed 1 year ago and i can’t get clean i have been trying over and over again. I am hoping i OD so i can die peacefully and happy. I just put my dog down last night and that just makes everything so much worst for me bc i felt like she was the only reason for me to be alive. I live day to day knowing that my dog depends on me so i felt like i had a purpose getting up, goong to work everyday. During all my darkest days she was my only crutch to stand on. I have no idea how my life is going to be like now, it is just blur…

  5. What is the best way to get off heroin without going on a methadone of subbitex prescription Dont want to have to rely on another drug just to feel normal any useful solutions to get myself BK to being me that people do want to be around me and build my life back and show the woman I love that I choose her not the drugs and that life I choose the life were I am happy because I’ve got a beautiful bangtidy sexy lady to live for if I don’t get myself sorted asap I will take the biggest amount of heroin I can cook up to inject to end my misery for good I will try anything I can to not have to do that and hurt people because I couldn’t handle life anymore have to get myself sorted one way or another don’t want to have to kill myself but if I don’t change things then I’ve got no reason to carry on living like I am and having the small amount of people that I do think care watching me get worse I want them to watch me get better and to were I am loved and wanted by the people that matter to me!! I’m only still alive because of the 4/5 people that are worth living for and the woman I truly love and want back in my life so its now or never?? Please advise me of what I could do or how much heroin I will have to get to guarantee that I don’t wake up either way ??

    1. Hi Shane. Call a toll-free Heroin Helpline on 1-888-988-7934 to get in touch with trusted and confidential helpline professionals available 24/7. You will speak to a sympathetic, well-trained individual who can help you find a reliable recovery program that will meet your treatment needs.

  6. My dad died a person said they will go n get a bag of dope for him that same nite he was in the hospital survived till may 14/17. My question is I was told codeineand morphine,Marajuana alcohol in his system.His adding fentynol nurses gave for pain towards end of death.I don’t understand wat killed him he takes prescription medication and doest abuse them n that person got 3 bags third was k but my dads .Help please

  7. My so overdosed and had to have rescue to bring him back he said he’s not a habitual user which I was to stupid to know what was going on I took him to vs hospital today they gave him medicine but he’s sick throwing up is this normal pleas e hep me understand what’s happening

    1. Hi Gerri. Your son need medical assistance. Also, call a toll-free Heroin Helpline on 1-888-988-7934 to get in touch with trusted and confidential helpline professionals available 24/7. You will speak to a sympathetic, well-trained individual who can help you find a reliable recovery program that will meet your treatment needs.

  8. If I vomit after I do an iv shot of h. What is the reason for it? Sometimes I’ll vomit a lot but I feel fine no other problems. I have a bad habbit I’m not proud of. But I can do a shot that I would consider small and still vomit a few times then feel fine. Why? Also I get some potent h and I do 0.10 we call this a point now how many mg would this be considered? I want to get off this nasty shit but it’s hard and I have nobody for support sometimes it feels like h is all I have. Sad but true. I live in Brevard county FL it’s recently been hit hard my h. I’m broke and I want help it’s cheaper to do h then the methadone clinic but it the clinic was cheaper if detox with the help of methadone. Is that ways to get help with funding to get clean? I want to get clean soooo bad can I go to s doc and ask him to detox me? If so any recommendations for doctors in Brevard county FL that would asist me with this? Someone pleas help

    1. Hi Surf. It seems to me that you are experiencing a side effect from heroin. Call a toll-free Heroin Helpline on 1-888-988-7934 to get in touch with trusted and confidential helpline professionals available 24/7. You will speak to a sympathetic, well-trained individual who can help you find a reliable recovery program that will meet your treatment needs.

  9. Someone I love died from around 200 ng/mg of morphine aka herion I want to know if they killed them self or how much this is like how much herion is 200 mg

  10. My bf was given about a gram of injected heroin, after some alcohol and vyvance use…he was taken to hospital right after, due to obvious overdose…he was given 3 doses of narcan…how long will it take him to recover? Weighs 180, about 5′ 10″

  11. I am 330lbs, 6′-3″ and very muscular. I would like to avoid a heroin overdose, but, push the limits of tolerance as well. Just how much could I expect to put into my system under these parameters?
    Be well.

  12. I think it’s terrible that pain people have to suffer in the state of Maine just because Heroin users like to play games

  13. look god onlys know s just how bad i want off i have went into the hospitsl and they just let you cold turkey it well i get so sick that i throw up just from smells of stuff i cant hold anything down get dydrated so bad that they cant even start a iv in me anywhere. well the second time i had some suboxenes and it sent me straight into with draws. but i really get very sick i am a everyday user of 7 to 10 bags a day and want off but cant handle the sickness but i have some suboxens so can you help me and tell me how to do it and start it without being so sick. please

    1. Hi Joyce. Call a toll-free Heroin Helpline on 1-888-988-7934 to get in touch with trusted and confidential helpline professionals available 24/7. You will speak to a sympathetic, well-trained individual who can help you find a reliable recovery program that will meet your treatment needs.

  14. Just found out a friend of mine overdosed on heroine but also had meth in his system.. his brain is swollen and has had 2 heart attacks since then happened in the morning but is still hanging in there can anyone tell me from their experiences with tgeir loved ones if he will recover or should we start preparing for his eternal absence.

  15. My daughter is 35 years old and addicted to heroin or anything that she can shoot and get high. I have custody of her 2 beautiful kids. Iveytake. Her in over and ver thinking I could help her. This last time she called and said she wanted help and to come home. She was here 5 days and stoked half her kids Christmas guts found out her older brother and his family was in Tn and totalltyripped him off bad. Just the other day she messaged saying she was cold wet and hungry and us twanged to die I told her to call911 and I’d meet her at the hospital and help her find a rehab. She didn’t follow through. I know she’s 2 hours away but no address. I’m worried sick shes going to die and I don’t know what to do to make her understand our love. for her but we Can’t let her bring those drugs in our house with the kids. The 12 year old is already devastated. What can I do to help my daughter

    1. Hi Katrina. First I suggest that you look into CRAFT model for families and interventions. One NGO called Allies in Recovery has some online reading that can help:

      Then, call the helpline on the website to speak with a trusted treatment consultant.

      Finally, you may consider checking out some rehab options. So, I suggest that you download our free e-book The Definitive Guide to Rehab that can help you choose the right rehab for your daughter:


  16. Hypotheticaly persons A & B indulged by injecting herion togther in the post evening hours then both parties get tired and go to bed and fall asleep for the night. In the am hours Person A fails to wake and has ultimately passed away in their sleep, autopsy/toxicology reports come back as overdose as per drug mentioned above, can person “B” be charged in the accidental death of person A

  17. I am just trying to find a way to desapire
    Am tired am lonely am hungry it’s been one year I apply for jobs it always a rejet
    One year I can’t do my paiements
    And God knows how much I want to work
    I used to have everything now am losing everything

  18. now ive tried heroin about every day this week and im feeling some uh weird symptoms i kinda wanna feel good since my homie/babby daddy/dog (not assuming their genders) is in jail. i keep hiding in the dark in the corner scratching my skin trying to get inside of it now i have many scabs all over my body because i scratched too deep now every morning i pick teh scabs so i bleed more and i put them all in a mason jar until its full then i drip some uh blood in it so its like raisin bran cereal bc the scabs be all crunchy now and very flavorful they kinda taste like chicken ya feel, its like that extra crispy finger lickin good fried chicken from my homie cernel sanders mmmmmm i love it…. well how do i get over dis?

  19. I need help in solving my Sons investigation ruled a Accident by the Chief Medical Examiner by Pathologic Diagnoses ruled my son death as an Accident. The Medical Examiner said they found my Son in a Sleeping Bag on a hillside overlooking a marina his Friend he has not seen my son in 13 years. My Sons friend had told the police they had took drugs and alcohol the prior evening in the Pathologic Diagnoses is this even legal? My Son was no Drinker, They took the word of a friend my Son has not seen since he was 15 he died on September 27th, 2016 at the ripe age of 28.3 Years I estimate my son died 5 hours after arriving to Maryland around midnight and died about 5am on the 27th of September. His friend did not call 911 until over 30 hours later to report it he was found with just his ID no money no personal items or meds. They found my Sons Items empty pill bottles and his 2 cell phones in an unrelated drug Raid that tied the death of a 31 year old women to my Sons Friend he came to visit because of the unique way the heroin was packaged by my Sons friend.
    Brief History my son has a boy 6 years old that is blind in one eye but has his dad’s heart. My son started working at age 15 & made the elite tiger team made up of specialists at Newport News Shipbuilding but for the past 2 years my son had been suffering from Acute Psychosis when he was 15 years old the doctors said it can come back later in life, when he was 15 it lasted over a month well it did 2 years ago in his middle twenties it did, my son smoke pot for the past 1.5 years because his anxiety got so bad all he could do was pace back & forth and sleep 5 days straight without going to the bathroom to make a long story short he was diagnosed with schizophrenia, ADHD, Bipolar suffering from depression been hospitalized Suicidal thoughts and mentally ill for the past 2 years but the last 2 months he was coming out of it happy I would say he was 70% back talking about going back to work smile on his face. The Prescribe meds were Lithium, Klonopin, Lorazepam, 60 mg of Adderall Daily.
    Well his Friend he met on social media decided to reunite after 13 years he graduated to heroin Dealer who at the time had not been arrested yet for a murder of the 31 old women and a mother of 2 children. In Maryland you just have to sell someone heroin if they overdose than person who sold you the heroin is charged with murder. (New Maryland Law) My son did not now this was going on when he arrived this happen 3 week prior to my Son arrival.
    My son got a ride there with a female friend & her boyfriend that does Cocaine & Heroin, Pain pills my Son must have made bad discussion on this trip 3.5 Hours trip on a one way ticket Virginia to Maryland it hurts so bad it the worst pain I am telling you I have experienced in all 56 years of my LIFE! Please tell me what he died from this was no accident? I know he would not inject him shelf are these reading high?
    Specimen Submitted Test Results
    Blood heart Volatiles Ethanol Negative
    Urine Drug Test (comprehensive) Cocaine and Metabolites Positive
    Urine Drug Test (comprehensive) Citalopram Positive
    Urine Drug Test (comprehensive) 7-Aminoclonazepam Positive
    Urine Drug Test (comprehensive) Amphetamine Positive -1
    Urine Drug Test (comprehensive) Phenylpropanolamine Positive
    Urine Drug Test (comprehensive) Other Drugs Negative
    Blood Heart Drug Test (Individual) Cocaine 0.07 mg/L
    Blood Heart Drug Test (Individual) Beinowncgonine? (EIA) 0.7 mg/L
    Blood Heart Drug Test (Individual) Lorazepam 0.2 mg/L
    Blood Heart Drug Test (Individual) 7-Aminodonazepam Negative
    Blood Heart Drug Test (Individual) Free Morphine 38 mcg/L
    Blood Heart Drug Test (Individual) Amphetamine 0.1 mg/L
    Prescribe meds were Lithium, Klonopin 2mg twice daily, Lorazepam as needed, 60 mg of Adderall 2 Daily Ruxulti 2mg
    Does a person who never injected his shelf just randomly start doing it all by them shelfs looks like there were 3 puncher marks one in his right ½” Deep & 2 in his left 3/8” & 1/8” My son was right handed. I think they missed once is this normal? He had contusions to other areas of the body to where he busted his lip and fell also knee & elbow contusions.
    Help accident 1 time someone injected him

    1. Hi George JR. I am truly sorry for your loss… I’d suggest that you speak with a toxicologist or a coroner or another medical professional about your concerns. We’re not able to provide you with a qualified response. I wish you peace in this time of loss.

  20. As with any drug, a person can overdose from any amount. It depends on your weight, your diet, if you had eaten or not, slept or not, and drank with it or not. Drugs are all bad unless they are prescribed to you. Never do anyones drugs unless they are prescribed to you. Overdose is possible allways.

  21. can someone die in there sleep, from heroin and have no symptoms such as discoloration or foaming of the mouth or vomiting , kinda like they just went to sleep and never woke up>

  22. in a court order program and not suppose to drink or drug. A breath test was done on me and my level was 1 oz. of alcohol. I had just drank 2 12oz. beers 10 minutes before being tested. I am a female and weights 149lbs. What kind of trouble do you think I am in? Please repy ASAP Thanks.

    1. Hi Gretchen. I’m sorry for you loss… You may write to Deborah here, and if she is subscribed to this post, she’ll see.

  23. I have never used heroin, and do not intend to start, but I am puzzled by overdose. Is it only through injection that someone may die?

    1. Hi Maria. It depends from the patient’s body and the organ damages. It’s different for each person. I suggest you talk with the patient’s doctors.

  24. 23 yo son who was discharged from rehab for taking OTC suppliments 24 to 36 hours later died. He was clean and doing well x 32 days, after kicked out he relaped and used H at around 11PM logged into FB at 2am roomate found him on his back eyes open, nose bleeding and vomiting black tarry vomit
    EMS came I assume they tried everything, grpundo g pad wS evident funeral director reported no injection marks around heart. no rime or cause of death. Just really wondering how our boy died??

    1. Hi Sherge. I’m really sorry for your loss… I’d suggest that you speak with a toxicologist or a coroner or another medical professional about your concerns. I wish you peace in this hard time.

  25. Hello my son’s dad died if heroine od and .22 was in his system with .18 alcohol he was 245 lbs is this a lethal amount in his case

    1. Hi Katrina. I’m really sorry for your loss. Lethal heroin dose varies from person to person. It depends from numerous factors such as the time-frame of heroin use, level of heroin tolerance, the body itself, etc. I’d suggest you speak with a toxicologist or a coroner about your concerns.

  26. A friend with a 75 mg autopsy heroine overdose . Will nasal delivery differ much from ingection , Also if swallowed ? Doesn’t the liver play into the potency and is there a way in the autopsy to analyze what it’s mixed with and potency ? I’m trying to make ground on the scenario which took place . Not ruling out the fact this might have been ones own negligence but also could have been used intentionally , slipped into a drink . I’m not holding Any information for use in courts or fact , just looking for answers personally before letting go .

    1. Hi Morgan. I’m sorry for your loss. I’d suggest that you speak with a toxicologist or a coroner or another medical professional about your concerns.

  27. My fiance and I have been/lived together for over 2 years now. Before we met he used to have a really good job, came from a good, Christian family. But he got into an automotive accident and broke his back which he recovered from. But he had to be put on Oxys. Eventually he became addicted to them and eventually started selling them for profit. He got in trouble and went to prison. There he was introduced to heroin. From what he told me he’s gotten clean and relapsed multiple times. When we first started dating we were both homeless. That’s when he last relapsed. We now have an apartment and a car despite his addiction. I refuse to use drugs and he won’t let me either. He does it only in the home. He lowered his tolerance from a gram a day habit to a ⅓ gram a day habit. He’s going to rehab “hopefully” in a week for the 7 day detox. He just wants to make sure that I’ll be taken care of when he goes. He’s said to me that he’s come to face the fact that he’ll never be clean that he’ll still get high on weekends like how some people go out for a drink after work. He thinks anyone can do any drug recreationally. I disagree. He says that getting high is the only way he knows how to deal with what he’s done with his life. I am not leaving him because a part of me still sees a glimmer of hope that he can get clean and stay clean.

  28. Lolo. Please do not hold it against yourself my wife is an addict I hold that against her for the first year of marriage until I got an awful truck accident and was put on OxyContin for two years and tried to get off it by myself and received a quick dose of how bad Adickes have it trying to quit he did the job you didn’t put the needle in his arm I know it’s easy to say from me but everybody does there’s some self and everybody needs help getting away from it I would never turn my back on you and I don’t even know you if you ever feel that bad that you think you would hurt yourself please respond and I will do everything I can to help you feel better and get any bad thoughts out of your head

  29. My son was a recovering addict. He had been clean for a little over a year. He was happy and proud of himself that he had cleaned up his life. He was found dead in his car and they are ruling it as an Accidental Drug Overdose. There is an ongoing police investigation. The police are questioning someone, but as of right now all they have is circumstantial evidence. The coroner’s report states that there was only one needle mark. The police have stated that there was no drugs or drug paraphernalia in the car or on him. No needles, no drugs at all.
    His levels are as follows: 6-Monoacetlymorphine 46 0mg, Codeine .035 mg and Morphine 0.083 mg.
    I don’t understand any of this and would appreciate some help. Thank you.

    1. Hi Deborah. I am truly sorry for your loss. I’d advise you speak with a toxicologist or a coroner or another medical professional about your concerns. We’re not able to provide you with a qualified response. I wish you peace in this time of loss.

  30. If you shoot up a whole gram your first time your dying and no one is doing 6 grams a day I’ve seen someone die off half a button and if you are taken zanx or calonpins don’t do herion you can diei no alot about this drug and if youve never done it and are thinking about doing it don’t it will wreck your life it’s like putting the greatest feeling in you but when you don’t have it your sick as fuck and I’ve seen things you can imagine

  31. After 8 days in the hospital for pancreatitis, and given Methadone my 22 year old died less than eight hours after his dismissal. According to his autopsy it was “accidental toxic effects of heroin, methadone and cocaine”. Per his lab report, Methadone 0.66 + or – 0.17 mg/L was all that was in his stomach. Methadone 1.0 + or- 0.2 mg/kg and 2-ethylidene-1,dimethyl1-3, 3-diphenylpyrrolidine 0.11 + or_ 0.03 mg/kg was all that was in his liver. Nothing in his Blood (Heart). Blood (femoral) had 2-ethylidene-1, 5-dimethyl1-3, 3-diphenylpyrrolidine 0.016 + or-0.005 mg/L, 6-monoacetylmorhpine Less than 1.010mg/L, Benzoylecgonine 0.66 + or-0.12 mg/L, Cocaine 0.050 + or-0.011 mg/L, Codeine 0.010 + or-0.002 mg?L, Methadone 0.17 + or-0.04 mg/L, Morphine 0.23 + or-0.05 mg/L. Should he have been given Methadone with his stomach issues? He had been in the hospital 8 times in his last 14 months of life for pancreatitis attacks. Normally he was treated with morphine and then given Lorcet, Zanax and Somos to take in between episodes. My son was 6’4″ and weighed 279 pounds. If that makes a difference. Thank you,

    Thank you, Mary Lou

    1. Hi, Mary Lou. I’m really sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine the sadness you must be feeling from your loss. I’d suggest that you speak with a toxicologist or a coroner or another medical professional about your concerns. We’re not able to provide you with a qualified response.

  32. Candis please contact me if you need to talk, I was here for the same reason but backed out, I wanna help. Find me on Facebook under Joseph William pic is something about chasing love

  33. My friend is encouraging me to slam an entire gram of herioin. But it would be my 1st time & that seems like too much. Is that much safe? Plus answer soon.

  34. I don’t do herion I know nothing about it just that it’s a strong drug and it’s possible to overdose and that’s why I’m here . I’m too stupid for life anyway

    1. Hi, Candis. We are here to help you, not to give fatal dosages. Please, consider what you are planning to do, and think about your friends and family. You are not alone!

  35. Some people say you cant od from smokeing but my brother was on heroin for about 10 years and we found him dead in march,i know he only smoked it didnt inject but they said he had the highest amount inside him that they have seen but why would my brother not know how strong it was he wasnt stupid

  36. I am very interested in this subject. I am a former addict and have lost many friends to addiction. My main question is about the first use experience of users. I myself sought out drugs due to my own shortcomings so I don’t know much abort peer pressure. I would like to understand where those pressures are coming from so I could identify with them. I am researching this to help others and myself understand why we struggle and what we can take from that struggle.

  37. My brother passed away with heroin in excess of 50,000 ugl presence of 6-mam what does this mean I know my brother had a very very bad heroin addict but just would like to know how much heroin this means in money or weight so I would know

    1. Hi, Sam. I’m really sorry for your loss. About the money spent on heroin, we’re not able to provide you with a qualified response. I wish you peace in this time of loss.

  38. I’ve been using for about a year, I seem to have a natural tolerance for opiates. But I have about 2 grams of h and 24 mg of Xanax, if I take/do all that wil live at risk for OD? I’m about 5’5, 100 lbs, 21..

  39. Sorry Ollen and Lolo, thats something bad that will not go away , but it will get just a little better and u will be able to deal w life ok …. the different lives we all have is relative you start to see ,and it has helped me a little to write them , u start doing that and pray to who you have to ,that will listen ,, and hey ,. theres others here like u so , we have to keep trying i think .., please dont look at yourself as bas because i did not get that from story ok , youre ok ,just w a pain that u cant no matter what ,cant turn you tho ,ok no matter what ,its not a thing that can or should bring you down , chin up girl ,love Darin

    1. Hi, Chelz. If you don’t feel well, call 991 ASAP. And, please consider your friendship with the one who put heroin in your drink without asking first.

  40. I found my daughter she was sitting down face in her bed her mouth was on top of the mattress and her top of her mouth was on the top of the mattress her bottom jaw was against the side or orange was in the 45 degree angle and her left hand was clinch the lighter they found the needle point in the back of the right hand there mountain that they found in her body was .12 milligrams per liter of ethanol and .48 milligrams per liter of morphine is this fatal dose? She was right handed it look to me someone suffocated her. Her lips was white from pressure from her cheeks to her chin was blue.

    1. Hello Ollen. I’m really sorry for your loss! Since every drug affects each person differently, the dosage that your daughter had can be fatal. What does the police said about your reasons to suspect?

  41. My baby daddy / boyfriend overdosed a month ago and died. I had the herion in the house for personal use. I didn’t give it to him or do it with him, but his whole family is blaming me for his death and they are calling me a murderer. I’ve never had such an empty hollow feeling inside of me and I wish I was the one dead not him. Is it my fault he’s dead? Can they press charges on me for murder?

  42. I was wondering if someone can help me figure this out: my son is in jail causing a death of a friend, the toxicology report is as followed: male 33 years old- 200 lb.
    alcohol: 0.327 grams per deciliter
    morphine: 0.10 milligrams per liter
    free morphine: 0.09 milligrams per liter
    blood diazepam: 95 nanograms per milliliter
    nor diazepam: 36 nanograms per milliliter
    eye vitreous fluid 6-monoacteylmorphine: 0.018 mg per liter.
    my question is what is the cause of death?
    my son stated the young man did the cotton (left overs) and didn t notice for about 1/2 hour that his friend was gone

  43. I overdosed December third 2014 for shooting up black tar heroin I smoked it for years and never had a bad thing happen to me

  44. One time ib smoked over 6gs n I was OK n on the other hand one time I just smoked 1 to 2gs n I felt some of the over dose symptoms

  45. my daughter passed away from an overdose. We have the blood work results but dont really understand them.

    mdma shows .27 mcg/ml

    cocaine shows .18 mcg/ml

    herion shows .43 mcg/ml morphine 3.7 mcg/ml

I am ready to call
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