Hiding Alcohol Overdose to Avoid Legal Trouble

Alcohol poisoning brings with it both life-threatening danger and the potential for legal problems, especially if the person affected by the alcohol overdose has violated underage drinking laws. If you are hiding an overdose in a family member in order to protect him or her from legal trouble, it is important that you still make an effort to find professional treatment. Beyond treatment for the symptoms of alcohol poisoning, your loved one should receive professional alcohol overdose counseling in order to address the reasons behind the overdose and help to head off additional alcohol-related legal problems in the future.

Getting Treatment for Alcohol Overdose

Alcohol overdose symptoms are concerning and even life-threatening, if they are not treated quickly. The symptoms will vary from person to person, but the following are a few alcohol poisoning symptoms that you might expect to see:

  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Labored and irregular breathing
  • Confusion
  • Slow or delayed response time
  • Vomiting and dry heaving
  • Seizures
  • Loss of consciousness

A person who has been poisoned by too much alcohol may be difficult to rouse when he or she loses consciousness. If your friend or loved one appears to be struggling from the effects of alcohol poisoning, you should not hesitate to call emergency services to get them immediate medical attention. Regardless of the potential for alcohol-related legal trouble it is vital to get life-saving medical attention. Treatment will vary depending on the severity of the alcohol overdose but could include the following:

  • The administration of liquid charcoal
  • Stomach pumping
  • Intravenous fluids to rehydrate
  • Nausea medication for dry heaving
  • Specific medications that may be life-saving

There are several alcohol overdose home remedies that may be effective for people who are in no apparent danger of losing consciousness or otherwise injuring themselves. The most important thing is to try and push clear fluids like water in order to keep them hydrated and flush their system of the alcohol toxins.

Getting Professional Treatment for Alcohol Abuse

Once any dangers related to the alcohol overdose have passed, it is time to look into alcohol overdose counseling. The following are several questions that you and your loved one should consider the answers to:

  • Is this the first time that he or she has suffered from alcohol poisoning?
  • How often does he or she drink?
  • How much does he or she drink?
  • Has drinking started to take over other areas of his or her personal and professional life?

An alcohol detox program can help your loved one to gain back control of his or her life.

Help Ending Alcohol Overdose and Avoiding Legal Troubles

Get the recovery process started, and get help for your loved one today. Call our toll-free helpline to confidentially discuss your situation with one of our compassionate counselors. We can help you identify alcohol abuse problems, overcome the after-effects of an alcohol overdose or find treatment for alcohol abuse or addiction issues. We are here to help 24 hours a day, so please call now.