Alcohol and Drugs, When Intoxicated Person May Need Immediate Care

If you are with a person who is drunk or high, it’s a good idea to seek medical help right away if: The person may have an injury. The person is hard to wake up or cannot stay awake. The person has vomited more than once and is not acting normal. You’re not comfortable taking care of the person, or you’re not in an…

Alcohol and Drugs, When Intoxicated Person May Need Immediate Care

Alcohol and Drugs, When Intoxicated Person May Need Immediate Care

If you are with a person who is drunk or high, it's a good idea to seek medical help right away if:

  • The person may have an injury.
  • The person is hard to wake up or cannot stay awake.
  • The person has vomited more than once and is not acting normal.
  • You're not comfortable taking care of the person, or you're not in an environment that is safe enough for you to take care of the person.

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Current as ofJune 26, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

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