Ó mo Dhia! Tá an tua i mo cheann! (chicafrom3) wrote in little_details,
Ó mo Dhia! Tá an tua i mo cheann!

heroin and the loss of consciousness

I have a character who is addicted to heroin, and I need her unconscious. I have a vague idea of overdose, but it's only halfway through the story and I need her to live right through the end.

So what are the effects of a not-too-severe heroin overdose? Would she lose consciousness? What other side effects would there be? Immediate effects? Lasting effects? How long, roughly speaking, would she remain unconscious?

Is there any other explanation for why a heroin addict would lose consciousness shortly after shooting up, and not die? If so, same questions apply.

If it's relevant, we're talking about a woman in her mid-twenties, small build, slightly malnourished.

Thank you in advance!
Tags: ~medicine: overdose, ~recreational drugs

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