ER Triage – Are you high?

What you are about to hear is an excerpt from the third member lesson in the ER Triage module of our Spanish for Emergencies Course. In this lesson, we practice describing the state of being under the influence of a substance. 

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Bajo los efectos


bajo los efectos
under the influence

¿Está bajo los efectos de …
¿Is she under the influence of…

… alguna sustancia?
… a substance?

… alguna droga (ilícita)?
… an illicit drug?

DROGA is usually understood as an illicit or recreational drug, used to DROGARSE (to get high).

… algún medicamento?
… a medication?

… alcohol?
… alcohol? 

estado de ebriedad
intoxicated state

¿Se encuentra (usted, ella) en estado de ebriedad?
Are you intoxicated?
Is she intoxicated?


high (on drugs)

to get high (on drugs)

¿Tuvo una sobredosis?


una sobredosis
an overdose

¿Tuvo una sobredosis?
Did you overdose?

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