How Marijuana Use Can Increase Your Risk for an Alcohol Overdose

How Marijuana Use Can Increase Your Risk for an Alcohol Overdose

  • A new study found that when people use alcohol and drugs together, their risk for an alcohol overdose increases.
  • The study looked at 660 patients who had experienced alcohol poisoning, passing out, or blacking out events, and found only 20 percent had been using alcohol alone.
  • The most common drug used in combination with alcohol users who experienced an alcohol overdose was marijuana.
  • When used in combination with alcohol, several drugs have the power to increase alcohol intake beyond what a person would normally consume.
  • This combination can also cause overdose symptoms to be more severe than they would with alcohol alone

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