Alcohol Poisoning

If you decide to drink, it's important to know the signs of alcohol poisoning, for the health and safety of yourself and your friends. If someone is exhibiting these signs, always call for help and never leave the person alone. 

Critical Signs for Alcohol Poisoning

• Mental confusion, stupor, coma, or person cannot be roused.
• Vomiting.
• Seizures.
• Slow breathing (fewer than 8 breaths per minute).
• Irregular breathing (10 seconds or more between breaths).
• Hypothermia (low body temperature), bluish skin color, paleness.

What Should I Do If I Suspect Someone Has Alcohol Poisoning?

• Know the danger signals & stay with someone who may be experiencing an overdose. Never leave them to "sleep it off"
• Do not wait for all symptoms to be present.
• If there is any suspicion of an alcohol overdose, call 911 for help. Don't try to guess the level of drunkenness. Be aware that a person who has passed out may die or experience other long term consequences. 

For on-campus residents, contact your RA or RH

Call the Dean on Call for support (773.834.HELP).

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If you are having any difficulties or concerns, consider contacting the professionals at Student Counseling Services. For immediate help or safety concerns, call the UChicago Police at 773.702.8181. Click here to find more important phone numbers.