#Trending Series: Pt 6: What Is Alcohol Poisoning?

Alcohol is a depressant, it affects your nervous system and slows down your breathing, heart rate and other important tasks your body does. Mike & Glenn share their experiences with alcohol poisoning – from friends who have been hospitalized, friends that didn’t have a chronic drinking problem and died from alcohol poisoning, and even being in the hospital for alcohol poisoning themselves.

Think someone you know has alcohol poisoning?


  • Call 9-1-1
  • Don’t leave them alone
  • Try to get them sitting up
  • Cover them with a warm blanket
  • Keep them from choking


  • Give them a cold shower – it can lower body temperature
  • Don’t give them food – it can lead to vomiting
  • Don’t have them walk it off – it can lead to a fall
  • Don’t try to get them to throw up – it can cause choking

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Mentioned in this episode:

WebMD on Alcohol Poisoning: https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/alcohol-poisoning-overview

Want more clinical information about Alcohol Poisoning?

Visit Care Addiction Center’s Resources For Recovery Blog:


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Recorded at Audiohive Podcasting: https://www.audiohivepodcasting.com

In collaboration with Care Addiction Center: https://www.careaddiction.com

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