Thousands of college students are transported to the emergency room each year for alcohol poisoning, which occurs when high levels of alcohol suppress the nervous respiratory systems and the body struggles to rid itself of toxins produced from the breakdown of alcohol Signs of alcohol poisoning:

Mental confusion, stupor, coma, or the person cannot be roused

Vomiting

Slow or irregular heartbeat

Hypothermia or low body temperature, bluish or pale skin

 

Alcohol poisoning can lead to permanent brain damage or death, so a person showing any of these signs requires immediate medical attention. Don’t wait. Call 911 if you suspect alcohol poisoning

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