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    Alcohol Intoxication Treatment

    Call 911 if the person has these symptoms of alcohol poisoning: 

    • Mental confusion or unconsciousness
    • Repeated vomiting
    • Seizures
    • Slow or irregular breathing
    • Low body temperature
    • Pale, clammy, or bluish skin

    1. Stop Further Drinking

    • Leave the place where the alcohol is, or put the alcohol away.
    • Coffee, cold showers, and other traditional remedies don't work.

    2. Keep the Person Safe

    • Never allow someone to drive when they are drunk.
    • Keep the person away from machinery, bicycles, skateboards, swimming pools, and other hazards.
    • Watch for signs of alcohol poisoning.

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by William Blahd, MD on April 16, 2015

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