Four Signs of Alcohol Poisoning


You should call 911 if you see someone exhibiting behavior that might indicate alcohol poisoning such as any of the following symptoms.

  • Cold, clammy, pale or bluish skin
  • Unconscious or unable to be roused
  • Puking repeatedly or uncontrollably
  • Slow or irregular breathing

If you're calling for help in these situations, the incident will not go on your student conduct record, even if you live on campus. The new Aggies Act allows you to attend an educational session to receive immunity. Some limitations apply, see shcs.ucdavis.edu/aggiesact for more information and to learn about the California law that protects you if this happens off campus.

After you call 911, place the person on his/her side with knees bent to prevent choking from vomiting. Do not leave that person alone!

Visit the UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) website for more detailed information on Alcohol Poisoning & How to Help a Drunk Friend.

Learn more about Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) Intervention Services