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overdose (someone) (on something)

 and overdose someone with something
to give someone too much of some substance, usually a drug. The police say he overdosed on heroine. Sam overdosed his sister on the cough medicine. She overdosed herself with aspirin.
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At present, police officers are automatically called out when paramedics attend incidents where people have overdosed.
Minutes after the University of Maryland basketball player overdosed on cocaine, he developed an erratic, uncontrollable heartbeat.
22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital BlueCross today announced that the company is providing funding to enable municipal police departments in its service area to purchase and carry naloxone, a prescription drug that can help save the life of a person who has overdosed on prescription painkillers or heroin.
Sixty-nine of those cases involved illegal drugs, while four patients overdosed on prescription medications.
Ralph Young, 40, who died of a heroin overdose, was buried on Friday, and four months ago, David Wilson, 17, overdosed on the drug.
According to experts, many overdose deaths can be prevented with quick and appropriate medical treatment, but fear of arrest and prosecution may prevent people who overdose, witness an overdose or are with someone who has overdosed from calling 911.