What happens if you drink too much alcohol?
If you drink too much alcohol at one time you may:
- Feel dizzy
- Have trouble walking
- Throw up
- Have poor judgment
- Have slowed reflexes
- Be aggressive
What are the symptoms of alcohol poisoning?
Alcohol poisoning is serious and sometimes deadly. If you have alcohol poisoning you may:
- Become very sleepy
- Have trouble breathing or stop breathing
- Throw up, and possibly choke
- Go into a coma, or even die
Someone who has had too much to drink may look like they are sleeping soundly, but they can still develop alcohol poisoning while they are asleep. Never leave someone to “sleep off” alcohol poisoning.
What are the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal?
If you drink a lot of alcohol frequently and suddenly stop you can go into alcohol withdrawal. You may:
- Have headaches
- Have shakes
- Feel nervous or anxious
- Feel like your heart isn’t beating normally
- Have a hard time sleeping
In serious cases, you may have delirium tremors (DTs). This is a life-threatening condition where you may:
- Feel like your heart is beating too fast
- Sweat a lot
- Have a high temperature
- Feel confused