What Are The Critical Signs And Symptoms Of An Alcohol Overdose

The influence of western culture has created a significant mark on Indian society, in terms of party culture. In the recent past, it has been a noticeable rise in party culture and alcohol consumption has become almost mandatory in every occasion. People are so attracted and easily adapting to pub culture and rave parties, where consumption of alcohol and other chemicals, has become a common thing and also being treated as a status symbol or social acceptability.

Alcohol is prevalent in almost all parties and consumption of alcohol is directly get connects to the emotional factor of the human brain to an extent that all emotions such happy, sad, anxious, depressed, deprived, disappointment etc., get a feeling of temporary satisfaction. Thus, one would start liking the aftereffect of alcohol intoxication.

Alcohol contains a stimulant that enhances one’s mood and gives a feeling of temporary pleasure, relaxation and fun. Thus, eventually connects to the brain reward pathways, which releases “Dopamine – a chemical which makes one feel good”.  As long as it is under one’s control there is no problem, but when it exceeds beyond ones capacity, creates havoc in their lives. It ruins lives and families who are associated with a problem drinker. Most people like to indulge in alcohol parties but fail to control their intake.

There is no fixed quantity to determine one’s consumption of alcohol overdose. Quantity may differ from person to person, but you can surely identify the symptom of overdrinking or crossing the limit by experiencing certain significant behavioral and psychological changes in the person.

Critical Signs and Symptoms of an Alcohol Overdose

  • Tremors
  • Hangovers
  • Mental confusion, stupor
  • Difficulty remaining conscious, or inability to wake up
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Slow breathing
  • Irregular breathing
  • Slow heart rate
  • Dulled responses or delayed responses
  • Pass outs
  • Hallucinations (Visionary, Auditory or Tactile)
  • Blackouts (Short memory loss)