Overdose Dream Symbol


Overdose – An overdose is a dream symbol of the dangers of excess and the abuse of something good. If you dream about suffering from an overdose, this is an indication that something in your life has become dangerous, even if it started out being a good or neutral thing in your life. Your overdose dream is a warning to focus on moderation before your life begins to spiral out of control.

Of course, the overdose dream symbol does not necessarily have to refer to one particular thing, especially not to a particular substance (such as alcohol or prescription drugs). It can also refer to anything in your life that can make you lose your balance, such as a job or a relationship.

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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. These interpretations are for entertainment purposes only. Stephen's interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.


  1. i’ve gone through many drug overdoses in my life in attempt to suicide. i’m very young in my teens. im keep having dreams of this one attempt and its scaring me a lot because that attempt was one of the scariest ones ive ever had. last night i had one and it felt so real i started panicking a lot and it got really hard to breathe and a lot of stuff that happened in my overdose was all happening in my dream. idk if this is ptsd or what and i’m suppose to be scheduled for a neurologist but my mom and psychiatrist cant find any that are local. i’m having some issues from that overdose that was in my dream and it makes me really sad and scared. if anybody has some idea of what this could be ptsd or what please respond back or something,

  2. I dreamed that I found 4 of my 3rd grade girls, as teenagers ODing in a bathroom. I called 911 as I sobbed. When I looked up the dream it made sense. This week was the last week before our Disney annual passes expired. We went 4 out of 7 days. We had so much fun but we were also tired. Before going to bed I actually considered go for the very last time on a Sunday before school starts. It truly was a excess of enjoyment and worrying about self harm by being too tired for school. I have never done drugs in my life or even know anyone personally that does drugs.

  3. Michelle HG on

    I just woke up from my dream, I saw my botfriends face smiling it was kinda like a memory flashback and then he closed his bedroom door. The next thing I remember is being in a store isle, and I’m assuming it was a thrift store because I began pulling all the stuff he had in his room off the shelves; like posters and stuff I’ve made for him then I started pulling off baby pictures. During I began to hysterically cry, his mom turned the corner wearing all black and had asked me what I was doing and I asked her why she would just get rid of All his things and that I was going to buy them and she told me that I just gotta move on. Then his cousin, who is one of my friends, turned the corner, and I had thought he died too, I stated that he was still alive and asked if Bryce was too, and he said no Bryce is dead, he overdosed. This being said I became more hysterical. I eventually collapsed to the floor repeating that he promised me he would stop doing and trying new drugs and asking why he didn’t keep his promise. I eventually asked his cousin what he took and he was describing this new drug, the name started with an L (like linker or something) and that it’s like earphones and you stick it in your ears, the earplugs like things soak up the drug and you put them in and your body absorbs it. At that point I got mad and was angrily crying his mom continued to tell me to move on and calm down as that was being dangerous, she came over to sympathize me and just gave me a pat on the back while I was on the floor in the store. I know this dream sound kinda wild, confusing, and far fetched but for some reason to me it was extremely realistic and I woke up crying and had a mini panic attack, the first thing I did was call him and I checked last time he was on social media and his location. Please help me interpret this weird but realistic feel dream.

  4. i tried overdosing on all sorts of pills in real life but threw them up involuntarily. but in my dream i was doing the same exact thing except i was downing bottle after bottle. it was horrible. so maybe this can symbolize something in your past

  5. My cousin dreamt i was overdosing in his dream.. he cnt say on what i over dosed… what does this mean?

  6. Barb Galdfolk on

    dreams are weird..I dont have them often and i relate that to the fact that i smoke alot of weed and just skip the REM sleep..but since my boyfriend mived in ive been haves some f*cked up dreams. Last nights was tramutuzing..we were @ one if his family functions (and hes a recovering/recurring addict) anyway..i have problem with anxiety and i dreamed that i just kept eating xannax..until i couldnt stand..until i couldnt breathe. I could feel the embaressment of ODing around a family that alreadt deals with that cliche addiction bullshit. I hope other people dream of ODing on Xans @ family functions.

  7. My ex overdosed in a dream and I overheard this from my aunt, also that he’s in hospital and he had just died! I ran out to him when I heard this and was crying my eyes out, when I was in hospital I couldn’t find him and I thought it was all a bad joke I called his phone line it didn’t even ring, that’s when I noticed it wasn’t a bad joke and woke up in tears, what could this mean?

  8. I’ve just woken up to have a dream that I’ve never experienced before. I was in a theatre with my sister and this guy that I did not know and it looked like she it was her boyfriend so I had a craving feeling of wanting one so I put my legs up to rest on them for them to strop kissing. When we got back home, they went to his and I suddenly thought, oh yes they went to have sex. So I got to my bedroom, and saw some of the suds fed cold and flu tablets. I really felt like taking one so I did and one after another I took one because for some reason I loved the taste of them. A couple of minutes later the whole two packets had gone apart from the last two. I then realised oh god what have I just done and panicked! A thought saying oh yeah I could leave the last two tablets there so my mum knows I’m going to take them soon. I needed some air all of a sudden and went to my bedroom window, things went a bit fuzzy and it blackened out and I got woken up by my step dad but I couldn’t talk for about 5 minutes because I thought the dream seemed so real and frightening. Not sure how this dream became like this, please help,

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