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NIDA is a biomedical research organization and does not provide personalized medical advice, treatment, or counselling.

IN AN EMERGENCY: If you or someone you know is experiencing severe symptoms or is in immediate danger, please seek immediate medical attention by calling 9-1-1 or visiting an emergency department. If you or someone you know experiencing a substance use and/or mental health crisis or any other kind of emotional distress, please call or text 988 or chat to reach the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. Trained crisis counselors are available 24/7 to help you. Poison control can be reached at 1-800-222-1222 or

FIND TREATMENT: For referrals to substance use and mental health treatment programs, call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit to find a qualified health care provider in your area.

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