Resources

student with stack of booksNational Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK
Narcotics Anonymous: 1-866-524-7068
Reach Out: 1-800-522-2273
Heartline: (405) 848-2273
OK County Crisis Center: (405) 522-8100
Simply AA of Edmond, OK. 24-hour Hotline: (405) 524-1100
Recovery connection (RecoveryConnection.org)
College Drinking: Changing the Culture, created by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) FAQ www.niaaa.nih.gov/FAQs
Oklahoma Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services odmhsas.org

Signs someone may be experiencing alcohol poisoning

Severe drunkenness is no laughing matter. Alcohol poisoning is a serious condition and cannot be "slept off, walked off, or changed with drinking black coffee or taking a cold shower or bath." Seek medical attention if the person is experiencing*:

  • Mental Confusion, stupor, or coma
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Has no response to pinching or pain
  • Has blue or pale skin
  • Absent reflexes
  • Is unconscious or can't be awakened
  • Slow Breathing (fewer than eight breaths per minute)
  • Irregular breathing (10 seconds or more between breaths)
  • Hypothermia (low body temperature), bluish skin color, paleness

All of the above symptoms do not need to be present, if there is concern, call 911 for help!
* Reference: http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/otheralcoholinformation/factsaboutalcoholpoisoning.pdf