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Alcohol poisoning


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Symptoms of alcohol poisoning include confusion, slurring words, being unable to coordinate movement, being sick and loss of consciousness.

Things you can do to help someone who may have alcohol poisoning include giving them water, keeping them warm and not letting them drink more alcohol.

Alcohol poisoning can cause serious complications. You'll need to be monitored in hospital and may need treatment, including being given fluids.

Alcohol poisoning is usually caused by having lots of alcoholic drinks in a short period.

Alcohol poisoning happens when you drink alcohol quicker than your body can process it.

Page last reviewed: 11/01/2023
Next review due: 11/01/2026