Alcohol poisoning happens when there is so much alcohol in your bloodstream that vital body functions start to shut down.
These functions may include your breathing, heart rate, and temperature control. Alcohol poisoning can cause brain damage and even death.
Symptoms of alcohol poisoning include confusion, vomiting, difficulty breathing, and seizures. Without immediate medical attention, alcohol poisoning can be fatal. If you see someone you think may have alcohol poisoning, call 911 immediately.
There are around 2,200 alcohol poisoning deaths in the United States each year.
While alcohol poisoning may be an isolated incident, it can result from underlying alcoholism or alcohol abuse issues. Alcohol poisoning results from drinking too much in a short space of time and is made more likely by mixing alcohol with other depressants like benzodiazepines or opioids.
Alcohol addiction, or alcoholism, is involved in around 30% of alcohol poisoning deaths. Alcoholism makes binge drinking more likely, which can lead to alcohol poisoning.
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