In the U.S., more than 2,200 people die from alcohol poisoning each year. This podcast discusses the dangers of binge drinking. Created: 1/15/2015 by MMWR.
Date Released: 1/15/2015. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Alcohol Poisoning Deaths — United States, 2010-2012
Recorded: January 13, 2015; posted: January 15, 2015
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In the U.S., more than 2,200 people die from alcohol poisoning each year. That’s an average of six deaths every day. These are not necessarily people who are alcohol-dependent or college students.
Alcohol poisoning is typically caused by binge drinking a large amount of alcohol in a short period of time. Life-threatening signs of alcohol poisoning include vomiting, seizures, inability to wake up, slowed or irregular breathing or heart rate, and bluish skin tone.
For anyone exhibiting these signs, call 911 or get the person to a health care facility immediately.
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