Alcohol Intoxication

Alcohol intoxication means your blood alcohol level is above legal limits. Alcohol is a drug. It has serious side effects. These side effects can include:

  • Damage to your organs (liver, nervous system, and blood system).

  • Unclear thinking.

  • Slowed reflexes.

  • Decreased muscle coordination.

HOME CARE

  • Do not drink and drive.

  • Do not drink alcohol if you are taking medicine or using other drugs. Doing so can cause serious medical problems or even death.

  • Drink enough water and fluids to keep your pee (urine) clear or pale yellow.

  • Eat healthy foods.

  • Only take medicine as told by your doctor.

  • Join an alcohol support group.

GET HELP RIGHT AWAY IF:

  • You become shaky when you stop drinking.

  • Your thinking is unclear or you become confused.

  • You throw up (vomit) blood. It may look bright red or like coffee grounds.

  • You notice blood in your poop (bowel movements).

  • You become lightheaded or pass out (faint).

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.