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

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