You might have heard of alcohol poisoning, but never seen it up close or learned what to do if it happens. Let’s break it down for ya.
Alcohol poisoning is one of the most dangerous short-term consequences of drinking too much. If you drink or spend time with buddies who drink, knowing the signs of alcohol poisoning can help you save a life.
Take action: If one of your friends shows any of these signs after drinking, get help right away—follow your local emergency reporting procedures or call 9-1-1. Do not let your friend “sleep it off.” Their BAC (blood alcohol concentration) will continue to rise even after they have stopped drinking. Left alone, they could stop breathing, develop hypothermia, choke on their vomit while passed out or die.
Your buddy’s life is important – do what you can to support the people you know.