Alcohol Intoxication Treatment

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

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 Carol DerSarkissian on April 27, 2019



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