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What Happens During an Opioid Overdose?

An overdose is a horrible thing to happen to anyone. It is one of the many risks that people who abuse drugs struggle with every day. Unfortunately, no one plans on overdosing. It’s not something that any drug user can prepare for – but unfortunately, with heavy drug use it’s something that’s bound to happen eventually.

But what exactly happens during an overdose? What causes an overdose to happen? Today, we here at Holy Cross Services want to give a better understanding of what happens during an overdose. With a better understanding, perhaps we as a society can help stop them from happening through education.

 

More Drugs Than the Body Can Handle

An overdose happens when the body ingests more drugs than it can handle. This is because when you take a drug, it makes changes to your body. At some point, those changes both in your body and brain chemistry are going to alter how your body functions.

Namely, your metabolism takes the biggest hit. When the body ingests more drugs than it can handle, your metabolism simply cannot detoxify the drug faster than it is being absorbed. The unintended side effects of the drug can then take over.

 

What Happens During An Overdose?

When your body is going through an overdose, there are many changes that are going on inside your body. While overdoses are not always fatal, many times they can be. This is due to the slowing down and sometimes complete stoppage of the central nervous system.

When you overdose, your breathing becomes shallow due to a repressed respiratory system. This means that less and less oxygen is going to your brain. Even if one survives an overdose, it can cause permanent brain damage due to this lack of oxygen. On top of that, someone who is overdosing may also experience full-on seizures as their body cannot handle the drugs in the system.

 

An overdose is an awful thing to go through and is also a terrible thing to witness. However, but knowing what happens during an overdose we can educate on the dangers and hopefully reduce the amount of overdoses that happen. If you or someone you know is at risk of an overdose due to heavy drug usage, contact Holy Cross Services today!

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3 Signs of a Toxic Relationship

Relationships are great – they make us happy and allow us to never truly feel alone. When you find that special someone, time almost feels as though it stops when you are around them. There is no better feeling than being in a comfortable relationship with a significant other.

However, not all relationships are happy. Many people feel stuck in a toxic relationship. However, many people don’t even realize they are in a toxic relationship. Today, Holy Cross Services will be giving you the signs of a toxic relationship.
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Methods to Quit Smoking

Smoking cigarettes and other tobacco products is definitely a problem. While numbers aren’t as high as they used to be, there are still over 35 million Americans who are smoking cigarettes. Many of you who are reading this blog probably smoke currently and want to quit. That’s not surprising – most people who smoke have attempted to quit at one point or another. That’s why Holy Cross Services wants to give you tips to help kick that nasty nicotine addiction and quit smoking!
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3 Realistic New Year’s Resolutions To Better Yourself This Year

2018 is closely creeping up on us, which means that many people will be creating resolutions to better themselves in the new year. This is a great thing to do – it’s always good to set goals for yourself that you can work towards over the year. However, many people set New Year’s resolutions that overly difficult or even nearly impossible to achieve. Setting unrealistic goals can set yourself up for disappointment – which is why Holy Cross Services wants to help you set realistic New Year’s Resolutions.
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How To Be Charitable This Christmas

Christmas is the favorite holiday of many people. It’s a time to celebrate with friends and family, enjoy delicious meals and trade gifts with those you love. However, it’s important to remember that the holiday isn’t as prosperous for everyone. For some, the holidays are a time that bring sadness and increased struggling to their current situation.
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