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Identifying Alcohol Poisoning

Identifying Alcohol Poisoning Resurgence Behavioral Health

What is Alcohol Poisoning?

It’s no surprise that drinking an abundance of alcohol can have serious physical consequences. Usually, a person that drinks too much the night before would struggle with a hangover the following day. However, when you’re combating an addiction to alcohol, there is a strong possibility that you may suffer from alcohol poisoning at some point during your addiction. This is a serious condition and could be potentially life-threatening.

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At Resurgence, we take the time to explain the possible risks of alcohol poisoning. From there, we also offer comprehensive treatment programs that can help you to address your addiction to alcohol. Whether you decide to enroll in an inpatient or an outpatient program, we can provide you with the support that you need to work through all of the components of your addiction so that you can live a life that is free of alcohol.

What Causes Alcohol Poisoning?

Alcohol poisoning takes place when you drank so much alcohol that your body is no longer able to break down the chemical components of the alcohol. As a result, your blood alcohol count becomes insurmountable which could result in serious physical determinants.

Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Poisoning

There are several signs and symptoms that may be associated with alcohol poisoning. A few examples include:

  • Extreme confusion
  • Hypothermia
  • Irregular breathing
  • Severe stomach issues
  • Seizures
  • Clammy skin

Another way that you can try to gauge if a person is suffering from alcohol poisoning is by assessing their blood-alcohol content. This is typically something that is done in the hospital because it involves drawing blood. For example, if your blood-alcohol content is between 0.31 and 0.45%, you have an increased chance of potential death as a result of your alcohol consumption and your disease.

What to Do if Alcohol Poisoning Occurs

If you suspect that you or a loved one is suffering from alcohol poisoning, the first thing that you should do is call 9-1-1 or get them to a hospital right away. Be sure that the person in question stays awake and that he or she continues to drink water during the time that you are waiting for medical care to arrive. It’s also not uncommon for alcohol poisoning to cause hypothermia which is why it’s critical that this person remain warm so a good rule of thumb is to keep a blanket on this person at all times.

Sadly, it’s not uncommon for a person with alcohol poisoning to choke. At a certain point, your body will do everything that it can to expel the alcohol so that it can begin to regain some sense of stability. Unfortunately, this usually results in vomiting. When you’re under the influence of alcohol you may not have the wherewithal to get to the bathroom to get sick. Instead, there is a strong possibility that you may choke on your own vomit which is something that could be potentially deadly.

Alcohol Addiction Treatment at Resurgence Behavioral Health

If you’re suffering from an addiction to alcohol, you don’t have to suffer alone. We encourage you to reach out to the Resurgence Behavioral Health team so that we can provide you with the care and guidance that you need to work through every facet of your addiction. Regardless of whether you have been struggling with an addiction to alcohol for years or this is a recent development in your life, you can count on us to be there for you every step of the way. Please get in touch with us today at (855) 458-0050 for more information about alcohol poisoning or our treatment programs. 

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