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- Lack of awareness of surroundings.
- Impaired coordination.
- Rambling, losing train of thought.
- Unable to track simple conversation.
- Slurred Speech.
- Loss of balance.
- Impaired memory.
- Eyes glassy or unfocused.
- Mental confusion, stupor, coma, or person cannot be awakened (or it's very difficult).
- Vomiting (especially while sleeping or passed out).
- Doesn't wake up after vomiting.
- Slow breathing (fewer than eight breaths per minute).
- Irregular breathing (10 seconds or more between breaths).
- Hypothermia (low body temperature): cold, clammy, pale or bluish skin.
What Do I Do If I Suspect Alcohol Poisoning?
- Stay Calm.
- Take it Seriously. Alcohol Poisoning can lead to Brain Damage, Stroke, and Death.
- Don't wait for all symptoms to be present.
- Try to wake an unconscious person. If he/she doesn't wake, call 911.
- If the person can be woken and is coherent, lay them on their side with knees bent
and one arm out.
- Do not administer food, drink, or medication.