Alcohol Poisoning
  • Overview of Alcohol Poisoning
    • Alcohol is depressant contains intoxicating ingredients such as ethanol which is found in liquids such as beer, wine, and liquor. These ingredients have the ability to make rational decisions, motor function, and response time. Alcohol poisoning is caused by drinking high levels of alcohol that shut down critical parts of the brain that control heart rate, body temperature, and in some cases, lead to death. Symptoms of alcohol poisoning include inability to wake up, vomiting, slow breathing, seizures, and hypothermia. In emergency cases, call 911 for medical attention.

If you are concerned about yourself, a friend, or roommate, contact PIER 21 for information about drinking responsibly.

 For more information, visit the CDC website here.