Alcohol intoxication

Alcohol intoxication is the state of having consumed some level of alcohol that leads to mental status changes. The many well-known symptoms include mental fuzziness, feelings of well-being, happiness and euphoria, dizziness or vertigo, poor coordination, poor judgement, lessening of inhibitions, and so on. Alcohol intoxication is usually ...

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Introduction: Alcohol intoxication

Consequences of drinking too much Alcohol enters your bloodstream as soon as you take your first sip. Alcohol’s immediate effects can appear within about 10 minutes. As you drink, you increase your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level, which is ...1

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Symptoms of Alcohol intoxication

Alcohol enters your bloodstream as soon as you take your first sip. Alcohol’s immediate effects can appear within about 10 minutes. As you drink, you increase your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level, which is the amount of alcohol present ...2

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Complications of Alcohol intoxication

Other risks of drinking can include:

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Causes List for Alcohol intoxication

Some possible causes of Alcohol intoxication or similar disorders may include:4

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Diagnosis of Alcohol intoxication

For purposes of law enforcement, blood alcohol content (BAC) is used to define intoxication and provides a rough measure of impairment. ...Source: MedLinePlus Magazine (NIH)5 ...

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Risk Factors for Alcohol intoxication

single occasion risk: A single occasion is defined as a consequence of drinks taken without the blood alcohol concentration reaching zero in between. The risk of an alcohol-related injury arising from a single occasion of drinking increases with the ...6

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Prevention of Alcohol intoxication

National alcohol guidelines Australia's alcohol guidelines help people make informed decisions about low risk alcohol consumption. Healthy adults Drinking no more than 2 standard drinks on any day reduces the lifetime risk of harm from alcohol-related disease or injury ...7

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References

  1. Source: NIAAA (NIH): niaaa.nih.gov/ alcohol-health/ overview-alcohol-consumption
  2. ibid.
  3. ibid.
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: MedLinePlus Magazine (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ magazine/ issues/ spring14/ articles/ spring14pg23.html
  6. Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: aihw.gov.au/ reports-statistics/ behaviours-risk-factors/ alcohol/ about-alcohol
  7. Source: Queensland Government: qld.gov.au/ health/ staying-healthy/ atods/ alcohol/ standard-drinks

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