ADVICE ON WHAT TO DO IF SOMEONE HAS DRUNK TOO MUCH AND 'IF IT ALL GOES WRONG'
Drinking very large amounts in one session can lead to alcohol poisoning, unconsciousness, coma or even death. If it all goes wrong, it's essential to get emergency help...
If someone loses consciousness after drinking too much, here’s what to do:
How to recognise alcohol poisoning
Someone may have alcohol poisoning if: they are breathing less than twelve times a minute or stop breathing for periods of ten seconds or more
they’re asleep and you can’t wake them up their skin is cold, clammy, pale and bluish in colour. If you suspect someone has alcohol poisoning, treat it as a medical emergency - call an ambulance and stay with the person until help arrives.
Is it worth it?
You’re far more likely to be involved in an accident, a fight, be robbed or assaulted or to get in trouble with the police if you get drunk. If you end up with a criminal record, it affects your chances of a good career and you could lose your driving licence through letting things get out of hand.
Even drinking to get drunk occasionally can have serious consequences. It affects your judgement and can increase risky behaviour, which could result in:
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