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Substances of Abuse

Many calls concerning poisoning in Kansas involve drugs of abuse, whether misused prescription medication, illegal drugs or a combination of both. Combining multiple drugs increases the risk of serious poisoning and death as well. Some of the most commonly misused or abused substances are described below.

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