Drinking too much alcohol is called intoxication for a reason. Alcohol is a toxic substance. Alcohol poisoning -- when you have too much alcohol in your blood -- can happen when you chug, funnel, do shots, or drink 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
• 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.