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Alcohol poisoning


Alcohol poisoning happens when someone has drunk a dangerous amount of alcohol, usually over a short period of time. Alcohol poisoning is serious and can sometimes be fatal.

If you think someone has alcohol poisoning, phone 111 and ask for an ambulance.

How to tell if someone has alcohol poisoning

alcohol poisoningIf someone has alcohol poisoning, they may:

Helping someone who has alcohol poisoning

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed November 2019.


See also:

Alcohol & safe drinking

Alcohol use in youth & teens

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