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Question: What is ALCOHOL POISONING?
Answer: ALCOHOL POISONING is a serious — sometimes deadly — result of drinking excessive amounts of alcohol (ethanol). Binge drinking can lead to alcohol poisoning. The effects of alcohol depend on the concentration of alcohol in your blood (blood alcohol level).
Factors that affect your blood alcohol level include:
Signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning include:
Alcohol is a stomach irritant and may cause vomiting. It also affects your central nervous system — slowing your breathing, heart rate and gag reflex. This increases the risk of choking on vomit if you're passed out from excessive drinking. If you suspect that someone has alcohol poisoning, seek immediate medical care.
Blood alcohol content level (BAC) continues to rise even after the person has passed out.
Alcohol can also be harmful in smaller amounts if you use it in combination with any non-prescribed or prescribed drugs.
If you suspect that someone has alcohol poisoning, seek immediate EMERGENCY medical care
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