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Some of these effects include anxiolytic , anticonvulsant , sedative , and hypnotic effects, cognitive impairment, and motor incoordination.

It has been shown that ethanol does in fact exhibit positive allosteric binding properties to GABAA receptors. Blood alcohol content Definitive diagnosis relies on a blood test for alcohol, usually performed as part of a toxicology screen. Law enforcement officers in the United States and other countries often use breathalyzer units and field sobriety tests as more convenient and rapid alternatives to blood tests.

Because these may have varying reliability and may produce different results than the tests used for law-enforcement purposes, the results from such devices should be conservatively interpreted. Many informal intoxication tests exist, which, in general, are unreliable and not recommended as deterrents to excessive intoxication or as indicators of the safety of activities such as motor vehicle driving, heavy equipment operation, machine tool use, etc.

For determining whether someone is intoxicated by alcohol by some means other than a blood-alcohol test, it is necessary to rule out other conditions such as hypoglycemia , stroke , usage of other intoxicants, mental health issues, and so on.

Several well-known criteria can be used to establish a probable diagnosis. For a physician in the acute-treatment setting, acute alcohol intoxication can mimic other acute neurological disorders, or is frequently combined with other recreational drugs that complicate diagnosis and treatment. Management[ edit ] Acute alcohol poisoning is a medical emergency due to the risk of death from respiratory depression or aspiration of vomit if vomiting occurs while the person is unresponsive.

Emergency treatment strives to stabilize and maintain an open airway and sufficient breathing, while waiting for the alcohol to metabolize. This can be done by removal of any vomitus or, if the person is unconscious or has impaired gag reflex, intubation of the trachea. Administer the vitamin thiamine to prevent Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome , which can cause a seizure more usually a treatment for chronic alcoholism, but in the acute context usually co-administered to ensure maximal benefit.

Provide oxygen therapy as needed via nasal cannula or non-rebreather mask. While the medication metadoxine may speed the breakdown of alcohol, use in alcohol intoxication requires further study as of An abnormal liver will take longer but still succeeds, provided the alcohol does not cause liver failure. Society and culture[ edit ] A anti-drinking poster. Alcohol intoxication is a risk factor in some cases of catastrophic injury , in particular for unsupervised recreational activity.

A study in the province of Ontario based on epidemiological data from , , , and states that Legal issues[ edit ] A drunk-driving simulator in Montreal. Laws on drunkenness vary. In the United States, it is a criminal offense for a person to be drunk while driving a motorized vehicle , except in Wisconsin , where it is only a fine for the first offense. In some countries, it is also an offense to serve alcohol to an already-intoxicated person, [40] and, often, alcohol can be sold only by persons qualified to serve responsibly through alcohol server training.

The blood alcohol content BAC for legal operation of a vehicle is typically measured as a percentage of a unit volume of blood. This percentage ranges from 0. Religious views[ edit ] Some religious groups permit the consumption of alcohol. Some permit consumption but prohibit intoxication, while others prohibit alcohol consumption altogether. Many Christian denominations such as Catholic, Orthodox, and Lutheran use wine as a part of the Eucharist and permit the drinking of alcohol but consider it sinful to become intoxicated.

In the Bible , the book of Proverbs contains several chapters dealing with the bad effects of drunkenness and warning to stay away from intoxicating beverages. The book continues to discuss monasticism where drinking wine is prohibited.

The story of Samson in the Book of Judges tells of a monk from the tribe of Dan who is prohibited from cutting his hair and drinking wine. In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints , alcohol consumption is forbidden, [52] and teetotalism has become a distinguishing feature of its members. Many followers of Buddhism observe a code of conduct known as the five precepts , of which the fifth precept is an undertaking to refrain from the consumption of intoxicating substances [57] except for medical reasons.

In Judaism , in accordance with the biblical stance against drinking, [45] wine drinking was not permitted for priests and monks [60] The biblical command to sanctify the Sabbath day and other holidays has been interpreted as having three ceremonial meals which include drinking of wine, the Kiddush. But it has been customary and in many cases even mandated to drink moderately so as to stay sober, and only after the prayers are over.

It has been assumed as the source for the wine drinking ritual at the communion in some Christian groups. Although refuted at first, the practice became widely accepted by orthodox Jews as well. Ruminant farm animals have natural fermentation occurring in their stomach, and adding alcoholic beverages in small amounts to their drink will generally do them no harm, and will not cause them to become drunk.


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