Drinking too much isn’t the harmless fun that many people think it is. It’s one thing to have one too many and wake up the next day with a hangover. It’s another to drink so much that someone ends up in the hospital. Alcohol poisoning can have serious, even deadly, consequences. Do you know what the signs of alcohol poisoning are? Being aware of these signs and acting quickly could save someone’s life.
Signs of Alcohol Poisoning: What to Look Out For
Binge drinking can easily result in alcohol poisoning. When a person consumes a large amount of alcohol in a short period, his or her body may not have time to adequately process it. Typically, the liver processes one serving of alcohol every hour. The problem comes in when people don’t know what one serving equals. Or, they simply choose to ignore it. Drinking too much, too quickly, isn’t limited to college parties, either. It can happen to anyone who drinks a large amount of alcohol. Signs of alcohol poisoning to watch out for include:
- Irregular pulse
- Trouble staying conscious
- Blue and cold/clammy skin
Even after the last drink, alcohol can continue to process in the body, so it’s crucial to get help. If you suspect poisoning, call emergency services right away.
Alcohol Abuse and Addiction
Whether someone routinely binge drinks or drinks too much just once, he or she can suffer from alcohol poisoning. Those drinking games that some people think are a lot of fun can result in poisoning. Don’t let what should be a good time turn into a tragedy by pressuring people to drink more than they should. Likewise, don’t give into that type of pressure. While people who abuse alcohol aren’t necessarily dependent on it, they can definitely go down that road. Abuse is defined as using a substance in a way it’s not intended to be used. Binge drinking falls into that category. If you or someone you know has a problem with alcohol, you can get help before it’s too late.
The Gallus Difference
Recognizing that you need help is a big step. At Gallus Detox Centers, we provide inpatient detox that sets a positive tone for the rest of your recovery. At our facility, we provide detox for substances such as:
We’re one of the best detox centers in Arizona. We welcome clients from anywhere, with many coming from Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Gilbert. When you seek help here, we’ll customize a detox program specifically for you. Our trained staff doesn’t believe that detox has to be a nightmare, so we work to make it a more comfortable process. Don’t let drug or alcohol dependency steal another precious minute of your life. Contact our detox center today at 888-228-9114. We’ll help you build a strong foundation for long-term sobriety.