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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 medical drugs (i.e. 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).


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


Severity: 1

  • Overdosing pawn's body is unable to handle extreme drug levels, and succumbs