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Alcohol poisoning

Mate waipiro


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

If someone has alcohol poisoning, they may:

Helping someone who has alcohol poisoning

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed December 2022.


See also:

Alcohol & reducing your risks from drinking

Alcohol use in teens & young adults

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