Alcohol poisoning is a condition that may occur when someone has consumed a very large quantity of alcohol in a short period of time. The consequences of alcohol poisoning can be quite serious, leading to coma or even death. In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an average of six Americans die every day from alcohol poisoning, a total of 2,200 people every year.
It is critical to get professional medical assistance for someone who may have alcohol poisoning, and experts recommend airing on the side of caution and calling for help if someone is exhibiting some of the common signs or symptoms of alcohol poisoning, such as:
- Slow or irregular breathing
- Pale or blue-tinged skink
While the risk of alcohol poisoning may be lower in those who have developed a tolerance for alcohol, it is important to remember that it can happen to anyone who consumes too much alcohol too quickly. In addition, addiction is a progressive disease that will only grow worse and become more difficult to treat over time.
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