6 Symptoms of Alcohol Poisoning You Should Know

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Updated November 28, 2014.

Question: What Are the Symptoms of Alcohol Poisoning?

Answer: According to the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, these are the critical symptoms of acute alcohol poisoning:
  • Mental confusion, stupor, coma, or person cannot be roused
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Slow breathing (fewer than eight breaths per minute)
  • Irregular breathing (10 seconds or more between breaths)
  • Hypothermia (low body temperature), bluish skin color, paleness


    If you see someone experiencing the above symptoms, call 9-1-1 immediately.
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