Quote from opossum
The most common OD I've seen thus far is from acetaminophen and antidepressants
And those are SO lethal..... Saw several of the APAP teen girls = and one did die; liver crapped out.
The real addicts are going to OD d/t being gorked before the needle comes out of their arm, and topping it off. The "anything in the medicine cabinet" drama -screamers are going to find something to end their suffering over the 15 year old boy who dumped them
True junkies- 72 hour holds in detox beds (harm to self or others).
Dramatic teenage girls (and a few boys), need a life, not drugs. IMO. Inpatient psych for their happy butts- in case there is something going on that she/he won't disclose.
Someone with acute pain - refer to pain management with a 3 day supply (and have some sort of arrangement with a specific pain management doc w/ED.... get in within 3 days. If they KEEP missing appointments, and come back for a refill, NO).
But w/poll question- not a yes/no--depends on situation and actual risk/drug being considered.