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What happens when you overdose? (video)

July 25, 2019

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2019 -- Your body is a delicately balanced chemical system, and if you take too much of a drug, you destroy that balance. That's what happens when you overdose. This week on Reactions, learn how to spot an overdose and the ways different types of drugs wreak havoc on your brain: https://youtu.be/xLSz3wEgwJ8.
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