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Is injecting the only way you can overdose on heroin?

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Asked: 2018-11-05 16:21:59
I know that people od from shooting heroin, but can you od if you just snort it or smoke it?


Answered: 2018-11-07 16:48:17

To simply put: yes, you can OD from Heroin by smoking or snorting it, although it may not be as easy as injecting. Using Heroin intravenously is the most common method of Heroin use as it's the most direct method of using the drug, and therefore, the easiest way to OD. Nevertheless, this doesn't mean that snorting or smoking Heroin is any safer.


Answered: 2018-12-14 19:12:15

For a person to be able to smoke enough to overdose without passing out first would be difficult. Of course, anything is possible, especially if the drug is laced with fentanyl or other drugs along those lines. However, intravenous heroin use is most likely to cause an overdose.

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