Treatment for Acute Alcohol Intoxication
Seek medical help. If you know someone or are around someone who is suffering from alcohol poisoning dial 911. A quick reaction can help save a person's life.
An individual that is just merely drunk might not be suffering from acute alcohol intoxication. It is important to pay attention to an intoxicated individual and watch for the signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning. Some treatment procedures for Acute Alcohol Intoxication are as follows:
- Time: A person needs time to pass the alcohol through their system.
- Hydration: It is important to be hydrated. Medical personnel will probably established IV
fluids to an individual who is suffering from alcohol poisoning.
- Stomach Pumped: A tube is inserted into the nose or mouth and advanced into the stomach
where suction is used to remove stomach contents.
- Mechanical Ventilation (breathing tube):
If the poisoning is severe enough to complicate respiratory function a tube will be inserted into the patient's lungs to assist with breathing.
*Treatment of Alcohol Poisoning depends on the level of toxicity in the blood. Only medical personnel can determine this.
A common action by young people is to avoid taking someone who is suffering from alcohol poisoning to the hospital due to embarrassment or fear of legal repercussions. Don't let someone you know become a statistic.
*Notice! At no point or time is this website considered medical advice. The information on this website is to be used simply as reference material. If you or someone you know is suffering or believed to be suffering from Acute Alcohol Intoxication (alcohol poisoning) please contact your nearest medical facility and seek treatment.