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Alcohol Poisoning

Alcohol poisoning can occur if too much alcohol is consumed too quickly:

  • Alcohol poisoning is caused by drinking a lot of alcohol in a short period of time. Body is unable to metabolize the amount of alcohol that was consumed. Binge drinking is the main cause of alcohol poisoning. Symptoms are:
  • Vomiting
  • Unconsciousness (passed out) or semi-conscious.
  • Slow or irregular breathing.
    • If someone shows the above symptoms and they have been drinking alcohol, CALL 911!
    • Turn the person on their side to prevent choking if they start to vomit (aka Bacchus Maneuver)