Signs of Alcohol Poisoning
The person may:
- Be unconscious and cannot be awakened
- Have cold, clammy, unusually pale or bluish skin
- Be breathing slowly or irregularly:
- less than eight times a minute
- or ten seconds or more between any two breaths
- Vomit, while passed out and does not wake up during or after
How can I help?
- If you suspect alcohol poisoning, call 911 or 9-911 (from campus)
- Do not leave the person alone
- Turn him or her on their side
- Watch their breathing
- If you know CPR, perform as needed
Stand by your decision! - Always look out for your friends.
If you or a friend would like more information about alcohol and other drugs, or need a confidential appointment call the Alcohol and Other Drug Office (AODO) at 333-7557.
Find out the signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning and what to do if you suspect someone has alcohol poisoning. www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/otheralcoholinformation/factsaboutalcoholpoisoning.aspx
Alcohol Poisoning. Mayo Clinic’s comprehensive overview covers symptoms, complications, treatment of drinking too much alcohol. www.mayoclinic.com/health/alcohol-poisoning/DS00861
References:National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health & US Department of Health and Human Services. “Facts About Alcohol Poisoning.” College Drinking – Changing the Culture. 11July 2007. <www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/otheralcoholinformation/factsaboutalcoholpoisoning.aspx> 12 Aug 2010.
Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER). “Alcohol Poisoning” Mayo Clinic’s comprehensive overview covers symptoms, complications, treatment of drinking too much alcohol. 11 Dec 2008. <www.mayoclinic.com/health/alcohol-poisoning/DS00861> Web 12-Aug-10