A 40-year-old member asked:
What's considered alcohol poisoning?
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Psychiatry 19 years experience
Life-threatening: The person consumed a toxic amount of alcohol usually over a short period. Their blood alcohol level (bal) is so high it is considered toxic (poisonous). Person may be extremely confused, unresponsive, disoriented, have shallow breathing, & can even pass out or go into a coma. Alcohol poisoning can be life-threatening and usually requires urgent medical treatment. The amount varies per person.
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Psychiatry 55 years experience
Alcohol poisoning: Alcohol poisoning is a serious consequence of drinking large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time.
Drinking too much too quickly can affect breathing, heart rate, body temperature and gag reflex; and potentially lead to a coma and death.
A person with alcohol poisoning needs immediate medical attention. Please , call 911
Life is PRECIOUS!
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A 48-year-old member asked:
What to do about alcohol poisoning?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Go to a hospital: True alcohol "poisoning" is when you drink enough to not just fall asleep, but to go into a coma, and have your breathing slow down. You would not be typing your question online if you were alcohol poisoned. If you are drinking large amounts of alcohol regularly, you at greater risk of cirrhosis, heart damage, pancreatitis, many kinds of cancer and other complications than you are of poisoning.
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Last updated Jun 4, 2017
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