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ALCOHOL POISONING. AND BINGE DRINKING. WHAT IS IT? . Binge drinking is the consumption of large amounts of alcohol in a very short period of time. Binge drinking can cause alcohol poisoning, which can be fatal.

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alcohol poisoning

ALCOHOL POISONING

AND BINGE DRINKING

what is it
WHAT IS IT?
  • Binge drinking is the consumption of large amounts of alcohol in a very short period of time.
  • Binge drinking can cause alcohol poisoning, which can be fatal.
  • Binge drinking becomes even more deadly when coupled with other medications or drugs, illness, stress, or an empty stomach.
symptoms of alcohol poisoning
SYMPTOMS OF ALCOHOL POISONING
  • Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol to the point of vomiting
  • Semiconscious or unconscious
  • Cold, clammy, pale, or bluish skin
  • Slow breathing (the person breathes less than 8 times per minute or has 10 seconds or more between breaths)
  • Vomiting while sleeping or unconscious & not waking up after vomiting
what should you do
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
  • Never leave the person alone
  • Turn the person on his or her side and check their pulse and breathing periodically
  • GET HELP! Call someone who can help: the emergency medical services, the military police, or the unit commander
  • If you are not sure what to do, remember that it is “better to be safe than sorry. Taking the person to an emergency room could save their life.