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Probability that acute alcohol poisoning from isolated binge (bac of .50, can't be woken, 8 hour sleep at er) results in permanent brain injury? how?

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Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Alcohol abuse: It sounds like you're talking about someone you care about .I'm sorry this happened. Pretty much anything can happen if we overuse a drug legal, prescribed, or otherwise. That said it's very difficult situation as usually there's a lot more information that's missing. For example if the person used any benzodiazepine it could result in this. Many other factors. Luck to you and your friend.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Alcohol can cause acute toxic brain injury. You were friend can be tested by a neuropsychologist to see whether any permanent damage has been done. Good luck to you both.
Dec 15, 2013

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