Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar_universal
How much alcohol can kill you?
How much alcohol can kill someone? If a 120 lb. girl drank a whole fifth of bicardi rum would it kill her?
she is only a weekend drinker, not everyday but it is getting totoally out of hand.
Cancel
4 Answers
Page 1 of 1
455167_tn?1259261471
hi. it would depend on how fast it was consumed  and how well her body metabolizes the alcohol. a persons tolerance can increase through repeated abuses, but in general that type of drinking indicates an increased potential risk of developing full blown alcoholism in addition to acute alcohol poisoning. to answer your question, yes, that could be at worst fatal, and at best a prelude to disaster. good luck---gm
Comment
Cancel
455167_tn?1259261471
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
Whew!lil girl can sock it away!weekend warriors can become alcoholics as well!
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
462570_tn?1273636577
As much as it takes to kill ya'!
(Can someone give me an Easy Button?)
Love and Light
Tinkerbell
Comment
Cancel
462570_tn?1273636577
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
628679_tn?1231310902
You didn't mention the age, but given what you said, and that you used the term 'girl' rather than woman, I'm assuming we are talking college age? I did some searching for you, and found a very helpful link about college drinking and alcohol poisoning:

http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/OtherAlcoholInformation/factsAboutAlcoholPoisoning.aspx

Pay special attention to the symptoms. I know from first hand experience that a lot of things go through your mind when you think someone may have alcohol poisoning, and there is a natural reaction to hope you are wrong and wait to see if the person to be OK, and that people may very well get mad if you are wrong and drag them to the hospital. But I took a girl to the ER one day for this, and discovered that not only was she having respiratory problems due to the amount she had to drink, but she was also diabetic and about to enter a diabetic coma. I have never regretted my decision. I have also had two friends die after aspirating their own vomit after binge drinking.

Comment
Cancel
628679_tn?1231310902
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar_universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
How much alcohol can kill you?
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Alcoholism Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Addiction Answerers
495284_tn?1333897642
Blank
dominosarah
City of Dominatrix, MN
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
ibizan
Nebulae, OH
11318065_tn?1444477971
Blank
Cricketk92
Northford, CT
3060903_tn?1398568723
Blank
Nighthawk61
Other
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
addict3
TX
6990909_tn?1435279416
Blank
jugglin
St. Louis, MO