Mixing drugs, whether legal or illegal, can create synergy, which occurs when drugs interact resulting in a more severe effect than when the drugs are taken individually. This can result in a wide range of sometimes unpredictable effects.
Check out this video to learn more about what happens to your body when you drink alcohol! Watch another ASAPScience Video about your brain on marijuana. One last video about what it’s like for your brain to have both alcohol AND other drugs in your system at the same time!
Drug Safety Resources:
Call 911 if someone is unconscious due to alcohol or drug use or for any other health emergency. In Connecticut, if you call 911 when someone underage has been drinking and needs medical attention, neither you nor they will not get in trouble for underage drinking.
Poison Help Line: 1-800-222-1222
For alcohol poisoning or any other poisoning. Call this number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to talk to a poison specialist. Call right away if you have an alcohol poisoning or other poison emergency.
Alcohol poisoning can be fatal. Emergency treatment is urgently needed. CALL 911 ALWAYS NO MATTER WHAT!
Detailed information on symptoms, management, treatment, and prevention of alcohol poisoning.
For addiction treatment:
Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disease, characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use despite harmful consequences. People who are addicted to a substance will do things involuntarily to satisfy their craving, and quitting is extremely difficult. Their body is physically dependent on the substance to function normally.
Connecticut Tobacco Quitline for help quitting smoking
Families of addicts and recovering addicts often need help too because of the effects addiction can have on people’s personal and social lives. Al-Anon meetings are available to support those who are helping people suffering from addiction.
For more information:
The decision to drink is a personal one, and everyone has the freedom and power to make an informed choice for themselves.
New Haven-based center with multiple clinics. Provides outpatient and residential substance use disorder treatment, primary health care, outpatient mental health treatment services, medication assisted treatment, family counseling services, and adult education & vocational services to all, including women with children and those living with HIV/AIDS. Accepts some private insurance and Medicaid, otherwise rates are on a sliding scale according to income.