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For how long does alcohol poisoning last

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
A few hours...: ...Or until death, whichever comes sooner.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Depends : If you are truly poisoned, it is a medical emergency associated with slowed breathing, hypothermia and potentially death. A alcohol-naive person may b... Read More

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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 40 years experience
Alcohol Toxins: It depends. Small cases will go away fairly quickly. Extreme cases can lead to death. Many people do permanent brain damage from chronic overuse of... Read More
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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It can last forever: That is, if it kills you. Alcohol is a short-acting drug, but alcohol poisoning usually occurs at levels of alcohol of 300 mg% or more, often at leve... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Depends on levels: A naive individual who drinks as little as a pint of 80 proof liquor (chugging, as in fraternity/sorority hazings) may die with an alcohol level of 25... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Alcohol poisoning?: That depends on how long ago, what treatment he received, what his status is like now, & if he is under medical care. If not, please have him see a do... Read More
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Symptoms: You and your boyfriend need to see a Psychologist to help both of you understand what is happening and what will be done to get things back to normal!... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
Pain Management 10 years experience
Until death-call 911: If you suspect someone has alcohol poisoning (not just a hangover), call 911. This is very serious and they need emergency attention right away. Do ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Please Clarify: That would all depend on what your symptoms are, how your liver responds and if you need to be detoxed or in alcohol treatment.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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No: Alcohol poisoning is the same as passing out drunk, except that you don't wake up. If people drink too much too fast they fall asleep and gradually s... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAOanswered
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Alcohol poisoning: If the total amount accumulated is such that it overwhelm the body capacity to digest it, consequences can last days or kill acutely.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 44 years experience
Of course!: Excessive Alcohol consumption is not a free pleasure trip

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