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The Signs of Alcohol Poisoning

Alcohol is one of the most widely used drugs in the United States. This legal substance is available for purchase and consumption by anyone over the age of 21, so many adults frequently consume alcoholic drinks with friends, family, or alone. Many younger drinkers, however, may not be attuned to the consequences of partying too hard. When an individual chooses to drink too much alcohol, he or she runs the risk of suffering alcohol poisoning.

Alcohol Poisoning Symptoms

People who choose to binge drink run the risk of consuming too much alcohol in too short a time frame. By spreading out one's consumption, a person is able to more or less gauge how intoxicated he or she is. Drinking large amounts all at once, however, does not allow people to judge their level of inebriation.

One of the worst consequences of binge drinking is alcohol poisoning. This condition, depending on its severity, can be deadly, especially if the victim does not receive immediate medical attention. It is important for you to be able to recognize the following symptoms of alcohol poisoning so you will know when someone needs professional help:

  • Confusion or unconsciousness
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Irregular or slow breathing
  • Blue or pale skin
  • Low body temperature

Alcohol poisoning can be fatal if the affected individual does not receive the proper treatment in a timely manner. You should be able to recognize the above signs of toxic alcohol consumption so you can provide help to those who may be suffering from this deadly condition.

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