Tonight, I saw a number of kids either getting pulled out in stretchers into ambulances or literally doubled over on the sidewalks from too much to drink.
Guys, do not think your friends can just “sleep it off.” If they’re getting so wasted that they can’t remember their own names or where they are, it’s really a dangerous situation.
I know a lot of you have never experienced alcohol before and have no idea where your thresholds are, but this is a community and a community looks after one another. Do not ignore someone who is sick, step over them and walk back to your room. Do not think that propping them up against a wall is enough. If they look like they’re getting pale and becoming disorientated, you may have to call PSafe. They aren’t going to hate you for it. You won’t get into any trouble. These guys are trained to know all the signs and they know exactly what to do.
You could be saving someone’s life.
What Can Happen to Someone With Alcohol Poisoning That Goes Untreated?
- Victim chokes on his or her own vomit.
- Breathing slows, becomes irregular, or stops.
- Heart beats irregularly or stops.
- Hypothermia (low body temperature).
- Hypoglycemia (too little blood sugar) leads to seizures.
- Untreated severe dehydration from vomiting can cause seizures, permanent brain damage, or death.
Even if the victim lives, an alcohol overdose can lead to irreversible brain damage. Rapid binge drinking (which often happens on a bet or a dare) is especially dangerous because the victim can ingest a fatal dose before becoming unconscious.
Don’t be afraid to seek medical help for a friend who has had too much to drink. Don’t worry that your friend may become angry or embarrassed-remember, you cared enough to help. Always be safe, not sorry. (source)