Meet the CHECK
- Alcohol depresses nerves that control involuntary actions such as breathing and the gag reflex (which prevents choking). A fatal dose of alcohol will eventually stop these functions.
- About 696,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are assaulted by another student who has been drinking.3
- About 97,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 report experiencing alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape.4
- Alcohol poisoning can lead to permanent brain damage or death, so a person showing any of these signs requires immediate medical attention.
Know the CHECK
Make sure to know and look out for the symptoms of alcohol poisoning:
- Passing out
- Irregular breathing
- Pale skin
If one or more of these symptoms are observed, take responsibility and get help.
Be the CHECK
YOU HAVE OPTIONS
To EagleCHECK situations related to high-risk drinking and alcohol poisoning, you can directly intervene, delegate, or distract to help someone. Some examples may include:
- Call 911 for anyone showing signs of alcohol poisoning.
- Have a Sober Sidekick.
- Take the keys from someone who has been drinking and intends to drive.
- Express concern for friends who are exhibiting problematic drinking behaviors. Contact the Counseling Center at (585) 395-2414.