Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

What to Do if Your Friend Is Passed Out Drunk

“When alcohol is first being absorbed and our blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is on the way up, we may feel stimulated,” Susan Stoner, PhD, a research consultant at the University of Washington Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, tells SELF. But too much alcohol in a short time can lead to loss of consciousness and life-threatening consequences.

Stoner outlines risks associated with levels of BAC associated with binge drinking, and how to recognize and help someone who may be at risk for serious problems because of their binge drinking. Read more…