Some of the calls we receive at the poison center involve abuse of substances such as recreational and illicit drugs, over-the-counter medications, or prescription medications. In many cases, time is of the essence for both accidental and intentional overdoses. The Missouri Poison Center’s goal is to save lives by providing fast, confidential, and free advice to every caller. In the case of emergency, we may recommend calling 911 to get medical treatment right away with immediate transport to an area hospital. Missouri Poison Center also coordinates with hospital personnel and medical professionals to provide specific treatment recommendations based on symptoms. From recreational drugs like Molly and meth, to issues from exposure to e-cigarettes and alcohol, Missouri Poison Center is just a phone call away at 1-800-222-1222.
What to do if Your Child Takes Edible Marijuana by Mistake
Marijuana, sometimes called weed, pot, or cannabis, is used both medicinally and recreationally. The marijuana plant has almost 100 cannabinoid compounds but THC is the most common and causes the feeling of being “high”. Now that some states have legalized marijuana for medical or for recreational purposes, the drug is becoming widely available. This can cause a problem if young children accidentally ingest it.