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New HSE Drug Overdose Awareness Poster

The HSE has developed an overdose poster in light of new risks faced by people who use drugs during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The poster aims to raise awareness of the additional overdose risks.

  •  If you use drugs, you are at increased risk of illness from COVID-19. You are also at increased risk of overdose if you have COVID-19.
  • Overdose risks could increase due to changes to the drug market as a result of travel restrictions
  • If you use tablets that are not prescribed to you, you are at risk of overdose. You can’t be sure of the contents or how you react.
  • Using alone or in isolation is dangerous and you may not be able to get help if you need it
  • Your tolerance could decline meaning that your overdose risk increases if you use again after not taking drugs for a space of time 

Download new poster here

See our overdose and harm reduction sections for more information. 


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