Overindulging in alcohol is called
for a reason. Alcohol is a toxic substance. Alcohol poisoning -- when you have too much alcohol in your blood -- can occur with activities including chugging, funneling, doing shots, or drinking liquor-loaded cocktails. And that can cause permanent brain damage, stop your heart or breathing, or make you choke on your own vomit. Danger signs include:
- Mental confusion, stupor
- Slow or irregular breathing
- Low body temperature, bluish skin, and paleness
If you pass out, you won't just "sleep off" these symptoms. You need emergency medical help.