Cutting and Overdose Help

Cutting and overdose help

Are you or someone you love engaging in self-destructive behavior? Every day people end up in hospital treatment (or worse) because of self-injury or drug and alcohol overdose. If self-harm and drug use have started to impact your life, seek help before it is too late.

Why People Cut Themselves and Why People Use Drugs

People who cut do not cut or injure themselves to get attention. Cutting is a serious problem, and it is often used as a way to deal with emotional pain. Likewise alcohol and drug use are often tied to emotional pain and mental health issues. If self-injury and substance use are a problem in your life, you need treatment that cares for you as an individual human being. You need care that helps you treat the emotional pain that you are feeling so that you can be free from self-harm and addiction. Integrated treatment can help.

Cutting and Overdose: A Recipe for Disaster

Drug overdose and self-injury through cutting are the most common ways people attempt suicide. In some situations these methods are not intended to end a life, but they are instead used as a way to self-harm.
Drug and alcohol overdose can be lethal. When combined with cutting, the effects can be even more serious. However, this combination is not always result in death, and a person who attempts suicide by cutting and overdose may end up seriously ill with effects such as the following:

  • Permanent or temporary brain damage
  • Heart damage
  • Lung damage
  • Paralysis
  • Seizures
  • Chronic health problems
  • Scars
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack

If you are considering overdose, or if you are injuring yourself through cutting or other means of self-harm, please speak with someone right now. If you or someone you know has already overdosed or self-injured, please call 911 or your emergency number now. A few moments of your time can mean the difference between life and death.

Get Help for Cutting and Drug Abuse Now

You don’t have to struggle with the cycle of cutting and drug abuse alone. When life is overwhelming, reach out to someone who can help. We are here 24 hours a day to talk with you, listen to your concerns and provide answers to questions. Call our toll-free helpline, and speak with an experienced recovery counselor. Find out how we can help you find treatment, gain family support, arrange insurance coverage for treatment and get better today. You don’t have to wait for help. Call now.