How to Treat Alcohol Poisoning | First Aid Training

So, there’s a difference between having too
much to drink and having alcohol poisoning and the first thing you need to do is you
need to make sure that they’re breathing and see if they’re responsive. If they’re not breathing, if they don’t have
a pulse, call 911. Start CPR. Talk to the dispatcher. They’ll tell you what to do. If they’re unresponsive, put them in the recovery
position. You never know when they’re gonna vomit. You never know what kind of fluids are gonna
come out. You can have excess saliva. You could have mucus. You could have blood. You wanna turn them over to the side so they
don’t choke on it and that everything can fall to the floor. You wanna keep this person warm, warm and
dry. If they’re covered in wet clothing, you know,
take it off the best you can and cover them up. Keep them warm and dry and in a safe place. Once this person’s recovered a little bit,
is alert, is oriented and can listen to you and follow instructions, you wanna hydrate
this person. They’ll be very dehydrated which can cause
headaches. That’s the reason why you get hung over. So, you wanna hydrate slowly and carefully. If you have any doubt in your mind whether
this person has alcohol poisoning and needs further treatment, err on the side of caution. Get the person to an emergency room. Call the doctor. Call 911. It’s better to be safe than sorry. The bottom line is even if your friend has
a pulse and is breathing but is unresponsive, will not respond to you, is not waking up,
call 911. Get them to be seen by a doctor.


  1. There's more to it than that, and not everyone knows it.
    From what I remember you have to place their to their side, move the arm that is on the floor under their head, the other hand over their side and have their knees slightly bent towards their stomach. How would I know that is the recovery position unless I am told?

  2. watch howcast's 'how to help someone who has fainted' – she demonstrates the recovery position there

  3. I know what you're thinking but yeah that's what happens the person literally stops breathing and their heart beat is not even going. The person will be unconscious eyes wide open and they wont know they're awake its like if you're sleeping and not knowing anything and out of no where he'll grasp for big breaths of air and thats because hes not breathing.That's the point you really need to be worrying about because in a couple of minutes that person can be dead.

  4. Cant call the policy enforcement officers.
    They work for the city….which is the medical community…and they sell it on every street corner.
    I called poison control and they said get the hell away from the medical community.
    The make the intoxicants that in english we call poison.

  5. Home Remedies For Alcohol Poisoning With Symptoms –

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