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
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