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Alcohol Poisoning

Written on: March 6th, 2009 By:

Alcohol Poisoning

Alcohol can be fatal when large amounts are consumed over a short period of time. It frequently occurs during binge-drinking, such as at high school and college parties where a lot of young people may be drinking for the first time. It also happens to people suffering from alcoholism who are unable to stop drinking once they stop.

What is Alcohol Poisoning?

Alcohol poisoning happens when the liver is unable to process the large amounts of alcohol consumed. A person suffering from alcohol poisoning will likely have very pale or clammy skin, be extremely disoriented, may experience difficulty breathing, irregular heartbeat, vomit or pass out. Seizures can occur but usually happen as a result of withdrawal after heavy alcohol use when the body is detoxing. Those who have been drinking heavily over a period of days may experience frequent bloody noses or black stools, which are signs and symptoms of internal bleeding. If you or a loved one has any of these signs as a result of heavy or prolonged drinking, seek medical attention immediately. Alcohol poisoning can lead to death from depressed breathing, choking or fatal accidents that occur while under the influence.

What to do if You or a Loved One Has Experienced Alcohol Poisoning

For some, it only takes one bout of alcohol poisoning to swear off drinking. But for those who struggle with alcohol addiction or alcoholism, it’s likely to just be one more bad experience on a continual downward spiral that can only lead to more severe consequences or even death. Many people who suffer from alcoholism don’t understand the nature of the disease. They see it as a matter of will-power rather than an affliction they need to get professional help to overcome.

Admitting oneself into an alcohol rehab facility is the first step on the road to recovery.The time to consider alcohol rehab is sooner rather than later. Premature death can result from alcohol poisoning, overdose or severe convulsions that can occur during alcohol withdrawal. If you or a loved one struggles with alcoholism, you never know which time might be the last one. Don’t wait. Medical supervision during detox from heavy or prolonged alcohol use is highly advised. SouthCoast Recovery in Dana Point, California, offers comfortable and safe state-licensed detox that is medically supervised. A mild form of prescription medication is administered to ease clients through the alcohol withdrawal process and onto the road to a happy and healthy recovery.

Treatment for Alcohol Poisoning

SouthCoast Recovery offers 30, 60, 90 days and 6 month residential treatment if you or a loved one has suffered from alcohol poisoning or has alcohol-related problems that are spiraling out of control. SouthCoast Recovery offers the finest medical and clinical care combined with advanced holistic therapies of acupuncture and massage for overall well-being of mind, body and spirit. All levels need to be addressed in order to heal the affliction of alcohol abuse and alcoholism and are best given within a safe and supportive environment with 24 hour care and professional attention. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Call one of our intake coordinators for more information on alcohol poisoning and recovery from alcoholism. Professional assistance is available 24 hours a day.


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