Drug overdose is caused by consuming an excessive amount of drugs in a short time period, before the body has the time to deal with it. There's a chance of getting an overdose from just one dose. Overdose can cause instant death.
The severity of a Drug Overdose is determined by what drugs are consumed; with social drugs (i.e. Beer, Smokeleaf) and Luciferium not contributing to overdoses, hard drugs (i.e. Go-juice, Flake, Yayo, Wake-up) increasing the severity by 0.18-0.35 per drug consumed, and Penoxycyline increasing severity by 0.08-0.14 per dose. Drug overdose severity reduces by 1 per day, meaning that the pawn will fully recover in up to 1 day (0.5 days until no symptoms are shown). Overdose gain is divided by body size (not health scale).
There are four stages of Drug Overdose:
Severity: < 0.50
- No effect, within tolerable levels of hard drug consumption
- Doesn't show on the health tab of colonists
Severity: 0.5 — 0.749
- Reduces the affected pawn's consciousness by 50%
- Frequent vomiting - Every 0.3 days (4.8h) on average
Severity: 0.75 — 0.999
- Pawn will lose consciousness (Consciousness max: 10%)
- Chemical damage to the brain on average 2.5 days in this state
- Death on average 3 days in this state
- Overdosing pawn's body is unable to handle extreme drug levels, and succumbs
Aside from normal overdoses caused by excessive drug consumption, all hard drugs also have a small, unavoidable chance of causing a major overdose when consumed. This overdose will be of random severity between 0.85 and 0.99 (this is regardless of body size/health scale), and is unaffected by previous overdose severity, meaning that even the first dose could potentially result in a major overdose. The chance of causing a random overdose is 1.5% for Flake, 1.0% for Yayo, and 0.5% for Wake-up and Go-juice.
The exact likelihood of a single random overdose resulting in chemical damage or death is currently unknown, however in a, 5.90% resulted in chemical damage and 5.44% resulted in death, with a total of 11.12% resulting in either chemical damage, death, or both. The chance of a single dose causing permanent damage or death is therefore likely around 0.17% for Flake, 0.11% for Yayo, and 0.06% for Wake-up and Go-juice.
Please note: Having a drug dependency completely removes the random drug overdose chance. Also note, it is still possible to cumulative overdose by over-consumption of the aforementioned drugs. Conversely, possessing any drug impervious gene prevents cumulative overdoses (from all types of drugs) entirely, as well as random overdoses.
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