Avoiding an overdose involves taking preventative measures to reduce the risk of accidental overdose. Here are some tips:

Follow your doctor’s instructions: If you are taking prescription medication, be sure to follow your doctor’s instructions carefully, including dosage and frequency.

Avoid mixing drugs: Mixing drugs, including prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, and illegal drugs, can be dangerous and increase the risk of overdose.

Don’t share needles: If you inject drugs, don’t share needles or other injection equipment, as this can increase the risk of overdose and transmission of blood-borne diseases.

Take breaks: If you are using drugs, take breaks between use to allow your body to recover.

Know your limits: Be aware of your tolerance level and avoid taking more than you can handle.

Get help if you need it: If you are struggling with addiction or substance abuse, seek help from a healthcare provider, therapist, or addiction specialist.

Have naloxone on hand: If you or someone you know is at risk of an opioid overdose, having naloxone (a medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose) on hand can save a life.

Remember, an overdose can happen to anyone, regardless of their experience with drugs or alcohol. By taking preventative measures and seeking help when needed, you can reduce your risk of an accidental overdose.