woman showing signs of alcohol overdose

Signs of Alcohol Overdose

Alcohol overdose, also known as alcohol poisoning, occurs when users take too much alcohol, increasing its concentration in the body to dangerous levels. The presence of excess alcohol in the blood can cause the shutting down of the brain. Since it is a depressant, alcohol affects both the mind and the central nervous system (CNS),…

Why is Alcohol Withdrawal Deadly?

Many people have heard that quitting drinking abruptly is potentially deadly. Although death from alcohol withdrawal is uncommon, it is true that in cases of severe alcoholism, there are several complications that can be life-threatening.  Before I quit drinking in 2011, I was physically dependent on alcohol. Although physical alcohol addiction is not uncommon, many…