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Is there a difference between alcohol abuse and alcohol poisoning?

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Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Alcohol abuse is defined as having consequences from alcohol use that are not physical in nature, such as legal problems i.
e. Dui, loss of job or poor performance in school, relationship problems, etc. Alcohol poisoning is a direct effect of drinking too much alcohol during a specific period of time that causes physical harm to the body such as respiratory depression.

In brief: Yes

Alcohol abuse is defined as having consequences from alcohol use that are not physical in nature, such as legal problems i.
e. Dui, loss of job or poor performance in school, relationship problems, etc. Alcohol poisoning is a direct effect of drinking too much alcohol during a specific period of time that causes physical harm to the body such as respiratory depression.
Dr. Jeff Blixt
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Alcohol abuse is basically drinking to intoxication.
Alcohol poisoning is from too much alcohol. Alcohol can cause death, if too much is consumed at one time. One's body can metabolize (get rid of) about one ounce of alcohol per hour. More than that and it builds up. Too much, a person could stop breathing. I'm sure you hear about some college students every year who die from alcohol poisoning.

In brief: Yes

Alcohol abuse is basically drinking to intoxication.
Alcohol poisoning is from too much alcohol. Alcohol can cause death, if too much is consumed at one time. One's body can metabolize (get rid of) about one ounce of alcohol per hour. More than that and it builds up. Too much, a person could stop breathing. I'm sure you hear about some college students every year who die from alcohol poisoning.
Dr. Kevin Passer
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