Alcohol poisoning is a dangerous and potentially lethal consequence of consuming too much alcohol too quickly.
Consuming large quantities of alcohol in a brief timeframe will have significant long and short-term effects which impact the following functions:
- Body temperature
- Heart rate
- Gag reflex
The worst outcome of alcohol poisoning is fatal alcohol overdose triggered by coma. CDC reports that 2,200 deaths in the United States each year are attributable to alcohol poisoning.