How to Detect the Signs & Symptoms of Alcohol Poisoning

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Step 1: Notice vomiting
Take note if the victim is vomiting. Although it could be an upset stomach, it could also indicate a more serious problem.

Step 2: Wake the victim
Attempt to wake the victim if they pass out. If they cannot be roused, immediately seek help.

Watch an unconscious victim to make sure they don’t choke on their vomit.

Step 3: Listen to breathing
Listen for slow or irregular breathing. Eight breaths per minute or less is considered slow.

Step 4: Check for hypothermia
Check to see if the victim has blue or pale skin or low body temperature, as these can be signs of hypothermia.

Step 5: Watch for seizures
Watch for seizures, which are caused by either dehydration or hyperglycemia.

Step 6: Call for help
Call the hospital or poison control if you suspect the victim has alcohol poisoning. Don’t wait for all the symptoms to appear before calling for help.

Did You Know?
Each year an estimated 1,700 college students ages die from alcohol-related injuries.

20 thoughts on “How to Detect the Signs & Symptoms of Alcohol Poisoning”

  1. oh not just college, new young members of the military die from alcoholic poisoning.

  2. I wonder how many of those 1,700 college students who die due to alcohol poisoning were the result of binge drinking.

  3. Anyone else just watch this because their friend is passed out and they are worried? :

  4. Impossible, alcohol moves through the skin of the stomache. Because of this, even medical proffessionals will out-right refuse pumping a persons stomache, the risks heavily outweigh the benefit.

    You should also NEVER induce vomiting with out first calling poisin control. Certain poisons and chemicals can actually be much more dangerous if you induce vomiting.

    The first thing to do with any chemical or unknown ingestion is to immediately call poison control, only they will know the next action.

  5. i just got released from the hospital due to alcohol poisoning. the night before i drank an entire 40 litter bottle of vodka and two shoots of moonshine and at least 3-4 beers. after 3-4 hours of puking my guts out i blew a 2.8. when my dad found me i was early a 3.8 or even a 4.0.

  6. Alcohol is a great way to enjoy some episodes of your life but it can be the one that fucks the rest of your life,i had alcohol poisoning when i was 17 ,i woke up at the hospital room the next day and the first i thought was, ¡shit i slept with the fat girl that was at the party¡¡,my arms were full of needle marks ,i quitted alcohol for 8 months ,and now 10 years later i´m watching to this video because i´m kinda having alcohol dependence again,,i´m a stupid but i´ll mend it.,i´m thirsty now.

  7. Had this before, my "friends" at the time thought it would be better to let me sleep it off than call the hospital. Lucky me i didn't have all the symptoms, maybe like half of it. find out the next day symptoms, call them and ask they tell me half the shit. Yeah one of them needs facial reconstruction, and i served jail time. Make sure your friends aren't fucking stupid people.

  8. @thwalkingcatastrophe dude… when she put her ear there she was explaining the next step to tr6y to hear for regular breathing… -_-

  9. @skitzywitzy Oh no doubt lol. That is probably the worst sickness a person could ever feel. I was really shitty. I haven't drank in months since then.

  10. 0:35 make sure they don't choke on vomit ( make sure they spit it out )

    then she puts her ear next to his mouth


  11. I don't know if I had alcohol poisoning or not. I drank on a monday night, and didn't get over the hangover until friday. I threw up about 10-12 times between monday night and tuesday night. It is still hard to recover.

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