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Alcohol Poisoning & Other Drug Emergencies

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Find important information about what to do in the event of alcohol overdose as well as the Bacchus Maneuver. 

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Alcohol Overdose/Poisoning

As a central nervous system depressant, alcohol has the same physiological effect on our central nervous system as other depressants such as opioids, benzodiazepines, and other narcotics.

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Bacchus Maneuver

If someone passes out from drinking too much, you can help by positioning them so they will not choke on their vomit. The bacchus maneuver below is a position to put someone in while you wait for medical personnel to arrive. It is NOT something to use and then leave someone hoping they will be okay. Anytime you are using the Bacchus Maneuver, you should also be calling 911.