What can a bad experience when drinking alcohol feel like?
If you …
Have difficulty concentrating
Have flushed skin (rosy/red)
Feel drowsy or groggy
Feel agitated or irritable
Have slow reaction times
Slur your speech
Have mood swings
Have blurred vision or trouble seeing straight
Make risky decisions or judgements
Feel uncoordinated or fall over
Try these things at home:
Feel very hot or very cold
Have intense emotions
Experience memory loss
Are severely confused
Have severe headaches
Have severe stomach-aches
Have severe nausea or vomiting
Call a doctor or Healthline (0800 611 116)
They can talk you through the next steps.
Have pale, bluish skin and lips
Are unresponsive (in a stupor)
Have difficulty breathing
Show signs of a heart attack (chest pain, numbness in limbs)
Are choking (usually on vomit)
Have a seizure
Are severely injured
Are not breathing
These are signs of alcohol poisoning or that something is seriously wrong. You or the people around you should act quickly.
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