Too much alcohol too fast can lead to alcohol poisoning

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If you're planning on bringing in 2018 with alcohol, those in the medical profession remind you to do it safely.

Doctors say the holidays are when they tend to see the most alcohol related issues.
And it's important to note that drinking can become dangerous if you aren't careful.
If you consume too much too fast, you could be at risk of alcohol poisoning, which is a serious and sometimes deadly problem.
That's why you need to pay attention to the signs, such as, confusion, vomiting, and the more significant symptoms such as slow or irregular breathing.

Emergency Medicine Physician Brook Eide, MD says, "Really the danger with alcohol poisoning and what leads to deaths with alcohol poisoning is either the slowing of the breathing or vomiting and aspirating on that, because your system is not working well to fight that off."

Alcohol poisoning happens gradually and sometimes you don't even realize it's happening to you.
That's why it's important to make sure you are eating if you plan on drinking and to also drink water in between alcoholic beverages.
If you see someone that has the signs of alcohol poisoning it's important to get them medical attention right away.