Know the Warnings Signs for Alcohol Poisoning

A report released by the Center for Disease Control says that six people die daily as a result of alcohol poisoning. As we have a long weekend for the Independence Day holiday, it’s imperative to be aware of warning signs.

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1 – Hypothermia
2 – Vomiting
3 – Irregular heartbeat
4 – Seizures
5 – Slow or irregular breathing
6 – Unconsciousness

Facts & Stats on alcohol poisoning

  • Poisoning is often the result of binge drinking

    • ¾ of those who die of alcohol poisoning are men

    • ¾ of those who die of alcohol poisoning are between the ages of 35-64.

    • Most people who die from alcohol poisoning are not alcoholics; but have consumed at least four (women) or five (men) drinks in the course of 2-3 hours.

If you are with someone who is exhibiting these signs, call 911 right away.

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