Will a person with ethanol poisoning recover?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Ethanol poisoning can be life threatening. However, if a person survives the first 24 hours, they will normally recover. Ethanol poisoning is typically associated with binge drinking rather than chronic alcoholism. If you are concerned that someone may have ethanol poisoning, contact the National Poison Center for advice at 1-800-222-1222.

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