What Is Alcohol Poisoning
As everyone knows alcohol is commonly consumed by many people, not only by people struggling with addiction problems, but by people at parties and even at special occasions, too. However, despite the fact that there are many people all over the globe that drink alcohol, it is possible to drink too much of it and suffer serious consequences.
When people drink too much, there’s a chance that they can suffer serious health and mental issues. But that’s only if they survive.
What is an overdose?
Everybody is at risk of an overdose when they have consumed too much alcohol. Drinking too much can make an individual unconscious for a long time – and if they don’t get the proper help that they need, there is a high chance that they will lose their life. It’s also possible that a person who has overdosed will die even if they do get the necessary help from medical experts, too.
The more they drink, the more chance they have of dying. However, even if they do survive, they may still suffer from other issues.
What is alcohol poisoning?
Overdoses pretty much only happen when a person has had more alcohol then their body can handle – and if a person drinks a lot more than their body is able to cope with, it’s likely that they will suffer from alcohol poisoning. (see the TD talk on Fentanyl addiction & overdose here)
Many people have died from this event, ranging from famous and well-known people to regular people who are simply having a good time. Amy Winehouse is just one of the famous people to have died from alcohol poisoning and it’s most likely to be because her blood-alcohol content (BAC) was more than five times the legal limit. She was just 27 when she died.
How many people have died from alcohol poisoning?
Around 6 people in the United States die each day from alcohol poisoning. However, in the UK, 489 people died between 2013 and 2014.
But, when all the deaths from around the world are added together, the number is incredibly high.
It may be worth it to bear in mind that those who drink – and even those around people who drink – can be at risk of death, for reasons related to alcohol use; not just poisoning.
The benefits of going to rehab
Alcohol rehab centres were created to help people struggling with addiction. At a rehab facility, you will receive treatment and care to help you to overcome a dependency on alcohol – and this could save you from having a fatal overdose that will lead you to die of alcohol poisoning.