ICU Protocols pp 559-565 | Cite as

Drug Abuse

  • Omender Singh
  • Prashant Nasa


Substance abuse may be persistent or sporadic, inconsistent with or unrelated to acceptable medical practice. This subset of patients may present to the hospital with acute intoxication, withdrawal, or infectious and other chronic complications related to drug abuse. They have overall better prognosis as compared to other critically ill patients if diagnosed and managed timely.


Acute Intoxication Lysergic Acid Specific Antidote Cocaine Withdrawal Lysergic Acid Diethylamide 
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© Springer India 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Critical Care MedicineMax Superspeciality HospitalNew DelhiIndia

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