Alcohol and illegal drugs, such as methamphetamines,
amphetamines, cocaine, heroin, PCP (phencyclidine hydrochloride), and LSD
(lysergic acid diethylamide), also affect your ability to sense dehydration or
heat-related symptoms. These substances also reduce your judgment about whether
treatment is needed for a heat-related illness.
Primary Medical Reviewer
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
September 1, 2011
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
September 01, 2011
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