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Alcohol Poisoning

Care for an Intoxicated Person

  • Call 911 immediately if person is unresponsive

  • Turn the person on their side to ensure open airways – BACCHUS Maneuver

  • Do not administer any food or beverage

  • Stay with the person until help arrives

Signs of Alcohol poisoning

  • Vomiting

  • Mental confusion, stupor, coma or person cannot be roused

  • Slow breathing (less than eight breaths per minute)

  • Blue or pale skin

  • Low body temperature

  • Unconsciousness (passed out)

MAAP (Medical Alcohol Amnesty Policy)

The purpose of the Medical Alcohol Amnesty Policy is to facilitate access and remove barriers to students who require medical assistance in alcohol-related emergencies. Students seeking emergency assistance, either for themselves or on the behalf of another student, during an alcohol-related emergency will not be charged or sanctioned for violations of University alcohol-related policies.


*After hours and on weekends, a CAPS counselor can be reached by calling the Clemson University Police Department at 864-656-2222 and asking for the CAPS counselor on call.