Symptoms of Alcohol Poisoning:

  • Person is unconscious or semiconscious and cannot be awakened.
  • Cold, clammy, pale, or bluish skin.
  • Check to see if breathing is slow, less than eight times per minute, or irregular, with 10 seconds or more between breaths.
  • Vomiting while “sleeping” or passed out, and not waking up after vomiting

If a person has any of these symptoms, he or she is suffering from acute alcohol intoxication:

  • Get help. Call a staff member, an ambulance, public safety, someone who can help.
  • Do not leave the person alone. Turn the victim on his/her side to prevent choking in case of vomiting.
  • You’re always “better safe than sorry” if you are not sure what to do. How can your friend be angry about you caring for him or her?