Drunk or Dying…You Make The Call

by Screedler on August 3, 2015

Drunk or dying…you make the call. That’s the tag line of a well done website and organization devoted to educating the public on the dangers of alcohol poisoning. Aware Awake Al!ve was born out of tragedy after the tragic death of Carson Starkey, who died of alcohol poisoning after a fraternity initiation rite.

The Signs of Alcohol Poisoning

If you suspect that someone has alcohol poisoning, even if you don’t see the classic signs and symptoms, seek Must-Helpimmediate medical care. In an emergency, follow these suggestions :

If the person is unconscious, breathing less than eight times a minute or has repeated, uncontrolled vomiting, call 911 immediately. Keep in mind that even when someone is unconscious or has stopped drinking, alcohol continues to be released into the bloodstream and the level of alcohol in the body continues to rise. Never assume that a person will “sleep off” alcohol poisoning.

If the person is conscious, call 800-222-1222 (in the U.S.) and you’ll automatically be routed to your local poison control center. The staff at the poison control center or emergency call center can instruct you as to whether you should take the person directly to a hospital. All calls to poison control centers are confidential.

Be prepared to provide information. If you know, be sure to tell hospital or emergency personnel the kind and amount of alcohol the person drank and when. Don’t leave an unconscious person alone. While waiting for help, don’t try to make the person vomit.

Alcohol poisoning affects the way your gag reflex works. That means someone with alcohol poisoning may choke on his or her own vomit or accidentally inhale (aspirate) vomit into the lungs which could cause a fatal lung injury.

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1 Mike Johns August 5, 2015 at 12:13 pm

I like this blog because it is spreading the awareness for those who doesn’t have any idea that what to do in situations like these, excessive use of alcohol also make the person addict to it like drugs so if it happens to someone there are many drugs and alcoholism rehab centers like Outpatient Rehab Florida and many others like this which are doing superb job.

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