Alcohol Poisoning

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Alcohol Poisoning
Alcohol Poisoning

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We’ve all heard the same infuriating stories before: college students drinking and having a blast one minute, and the next minute there’s a cold, dead body on a couch among red solo cups that reek of alcohol and indifference. The indifference of the avid party-goers who have inadvertently failed to realize that an emergency is unfolding right before their very eyes. What’s disheartening is that every year, around 2,000 college students lose their lives to alcohol poisoning.

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 5 Important Things I Learned From Red Watch Band Training

Red Watch Band is designed to bring alcohol overdose deaths to an end by educating students on how to handle situations during which a peer falls victim to alcohol poisoning.

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A world in which no young life is cut short due to alcohol poisoning.

Red Watch Band

The Red Watch Band program is a comprehensive bystander intervention program designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and awareness to prevent death from toxic drinking.

CDC

Alcohol poisoning is caused by drinking large quantities of alcohol in a short period of time. Very high levels of alcohol in the body can shutdown critical areas of the brain that control breathing, heart rate, and body temperature, resulting in death. Alcohol poisoning deaths affect people of all ages but are most common among middle-aged adults and men.

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