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Alcohol poisoning question - May 12th 2016, 06:35 AM

Hi! I am new to this site so please forgive me if I may seem awkward.

Anyway, I am curious about how much do you actually have to drink till you get alcohol poisoning. Like the type that you can die of, not a mild one. I usually drink quite a lot very fast and my friend warned me that I have a bigger chance of getting alcohol poisoning and I don't want that but I don't really want to drink slow either as it seems boring. I am getting together with a few friends tomorrow as my parents will be out of town for a few days and we're planning to drink and I really want to drink till I forget everything (having some problems in life and I don't wanna deal with it). If anyone has ever had experiences or knows someone who got alcohol poisoning, please do tell me about it!
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Re: Alcohol poisoning question - May 12th 2016, 06:03 PM

Depends on body weight and level of tolerance to alcohol. [Edited] Hard alcohol is easier to get alcohol poisoning from. So drinking a lot of say vodka really fast before you even feel drunk is often what causes it

Ive had similar experiences and it usually was hard alcohol, not beer or wine

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Re: Alcohol poisoning question - May 13th 2016, 01:13 AM

Welcome to TeenHelp Watercolours, I am glad you reached out to us.

Here at TeenHelp you don't encourage dangerous behaviours or give advice on how to harm yourself, it goes against our CoC. We can't explain how much alcohol you need to drink to harm yourself with.

Your profile says you are 15 years old and I am not sure where you are from but in most countries the legal age to drink is either 18, 19, 21, 25, etc., to drink alcohol.

I can understand that numbing the emotional pain you are experiencing may seem to help but you will only feel worse after. Do you see a therapist or a counselor, talking about how you are feeling can be very beneficial.

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Re: Alcohol poisoning question - May 15th 2016, 08:31 PM


I'm an alcoholic and when I was drinking a lot, I had alcohol poisoning and I can tell you it's nasty. But like said we're not allowed to say how much it would take alcohol it would take to get alcohol poisoning however, I am wondering whether you drink because you enjoy it or because it's a social thing or even an addiction. If it's an addiction then maybe you could tell us a little more and it might be worth seeking help for it. If it's for social reasons etc then I suggest you try and drink less. There are so many better and healthier ways to deal with issues that are going on for you instead of drinking.

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Re: Alcohol poisoning question - May 15th 2016, 08:39 PM

There is no "mild" kind of alcohol poisoning. I understand wanting to feel the effects quickly but downing as many shots as you can is extremely dangerous and your friend is right, you are at a much higher risk of alcohol poisoning. If you're drinking until you forget everything, you're already drinking too much. If you're drinking until you pass out, especially alone, you're increasing your chances of choking to death on your own vomit and trust me it isn't fun. There were multiple people at my university who died from alcohol poisoning, and sometimes they were with people but their friends were too afraid of getting in trouble to get them help or they thought their friend seemed fine.

There was someone at my school who was with friends and seemed fine when everyone started "blacking out" and went to bed, they woke up to a dead body. She had drank less than she normally did, but she still got alcohol poisoning and died. It's not worth the risk. Jessie has also given some great advice.

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