Drug abuse and its consequences remain a significant public health issue. An increasing number of individuals are present in the emergency room with life-threatening drug intoxication. It is imperative that emergency room physicians are cognizant of the signs, symptoms, and treatment to improve the chances of early recognition and treatment. As a result, the proportion of lives saved will increase significantly. In this article, we present some of the most prevalent life-threatening drugs that lead to emergency room admission. The signs, symptoms, and treatment modalities are discussed.
Keywords: Cocaine; Designer drugs; Heroin; Intoxication; Marijuana; Opioids; Overdose.
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