One of the biggest threats when it comes to addiction is alcohol because unlike other drugs and substances that will require a prescription or breaking the law, alcohol is readily available. This is especially a bigger threat in underdeveloped nations where there is availability of cheap liquor that does not meet a lot of safety standards that are put in place for alcoholic beverages. Such illicit drinks are what mostly carry the blame for alcohol poisoning.
Below we look at the 4 clear signs of alcohol poisoning.
1 Experiencing blackouts
Blackouts are very common for many people who consume excess alcohol and whereas some often see it as a normal occurrence, it’s actually a very dangerous thing and one of the clearest signs of alcohol poisoning. When experiencing a blackout that has been brought about by alcohol, a person may remain conscious and even have a conversation with their friends but come the next day, they won’t have any recollection of the events.
2 Experiencing hypothermia
When suffering from hypothermia, because the excess alcohol in your system is preventing your body from functioning normally, your body temperature will end up falling dangerously low and this can be life threatening if not resolved very quickly because it may result in your body organs shutting down.
3 Experiencing slowed breathing
When you have excess alcohol in your body specifically your blood stream, your body will experience problems receiving oxygen and this will result in you experiencing slowed breathing. This is also very dangerous because oxygen is important for you to maintain normal bodily functions therefore your body risks shutting down.
By the time you experience vomiting, it means your body is actively trying to eject foreign substances that it has deemed are dangerous to you. This is more or less a reflex action. Whereas people assume it’s normal to vomit after a night out partying, this is actually a telltale sign of alcohol poisoning.
Anytime you notice these signs in a person close to you, it’s recommended that you seek emergency medical services, thereafter, you should recommend rehabilitation.
It’s the proliferation of drugs and substances among the poor populace in some of the underdeveloped nations in the Middle East and Asia that motivates organizations like Cambodia Trust, working through volunteers to engage in interventions aimed at fighting addiction through emphasizing on rehabilitation of addicts. We welcome you to share with us your experiences with drug, alcohol or substance abuse.