What is overdose? And what must be done in case of a heroin or cocaine overdose? Test your knowledge with this quiz.

Source: Stover, H., Trautmann, F. (2001) Risk reduction for drug users in prison. Trimbos Institute, The Netherlands.

1) A heroin overdose is always fatal within minutes?


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2) Giving a shot of salt water helps to combat a heroin overdose?


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3) For someone not used to heroin, 0,2 gram of heroin can be deadly.


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4) In case of a cocaine overdose, the user should swallow sleeping pills or tranquaillizes as quickly as possible?


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5) When dying from a heroin overdose, the user eventually dies from suffocation?


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6) Swallowing sleeping pills or tranquaillizes can increase the risk of a heroin overdose?


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7) A heroin overdose does not lead to death as often as a cocaine overdose?


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8) A cocaine overdose can cause a heart attack?


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9) During an epileptic seizure due to a cocaine overdose, you must try to keep the mouth open by inserting an object?


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10) The combination of heroin and benzodiazepines increases the chance of a cocaine overdose?


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0-5 points - Your knowledge of health risks is inadequate. This is dangeorus situation. Your lack of awareness could result in your becoming
infected by a dangerous, even life-threatening virus.

6-8 points - Your knowledge of health risks is pretty good but not quite good enough.

9-10 points - You are well informed aobout health risks. If you combine your know-how with safe behaviour, the risk of infection due to personal
wrongdoing or negligence on your part is very small.