People aged 16-24 are the most likely to be teetotal. But, when they do drink, this age group is also the most likely to binge - and it’s binge drinking that puts you at risk of alcohol poisoning.
Our student writer Tom has come up with seven ways to stay safe and in control on a night out. Have a look and try to follow them - especially the tips around eating and drinking water.
But if things do go wrong, here’s what you can do.
If you’re out and a friend looks like they’re struggling, you can help if you know how to spot the signs of alcohol poisoning. So here they are.
Somebody who’s suffering from alcohol poisoning might:
If you’re worried but unsure, call 999 straight away and ask for an ambulance. Alcohol poisoning is dangerous and should be treated in hospital.
Stay with them and try to contact your friends for support if you’re out with a group. Then:
Now you know what to do, let’s look at the things you shouldn’t do.
There are a few myths around what to do for people who are very drunk or suffering from alcohol poisoning. So, if you think somebody has alcohol poisoning:
These things won’t help and they could be dangerous.