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Signs someone may be experiencing alcohol poisoning

Severe drunkenness is no laughing matter. Alcohol poisoning is a serious condition and cannot be "slept off, walked off, or changed with drinking black coffee or taking a cold shower or bath." Seek medical attention if the person is experiencing*:

  • Mental Confusion, stupor, or coma
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Has no response to pinching or pain
  • Has blue or pale skin
  • Absent reflexes
  • Is unconscious or can't be awakened
  • Slow Breathing (fewer than eight breaths per minute)
  • Irregular breathing (10 seconds or more between breaths)
  • Hypothermia (low body temperature), bluish skin color, paleness

All of the above symptoms do not need to be present, if there is concern, call 911 for help!
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