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What should I do if it all goes wrong?
 
The consumption of large amounts of alcohol in one occasion may lead to acute alcohol poisoning, which in turn can lead to unconsciousness, a coma, or death.

It is important to call for help immediately

If someone losses consciousness after drinking large amounts of alcohol, here’s what to do:
  Turn him on his side with his head also on the side (recovery position).
  Make sure he is breathing and that his mouth and airways are clear.
  If he stops breathing, start mouth to mouth resuscitation.
  Loosen any tight clothing that may restrict his breath.
  Keep him warm (but not very warm) using a blanket or a coat.
  Call an ambulance but don’t leave him alone … ask someone you trust to call an ambulance.

If someone vomits:
  Try to keep him standing.
  If he must lay down, make sure he is on his back and that the mouth and airways are clear.
  If he starts choking, ask for help immediately.
  Do not leave him alone even if you can’t stand the view or the smell of the vomit.

Alcohol poisoning is extremely dangerous.
It may lead to a coma and, in extreme cases, death.

 The amount of alcohol needed to cause alcohol poisoning depends on many factors including size, weight, age, etc. Teenagers and people who have no experience in drinking are particularly vulnerable.

Someone may have alcohol poisoning when:
  He is breathing less than twelve times a minute or stops breathing for ten seconds or more.
  He is asleep and you can’t wake him up.
 His skin is cold, sweaty, pale and bruised.

If you suspect that someone has alcohol poisoning, treat him as an urgent incident and call an ambulance. Stay with him until help arrives.

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