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Can eating stop or slow the process of alcohol poisoning?

Some people mistakenly believe that drinking alcohol on a full stomach allows them to consume more alcohol without risk of overdose. It is true that the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream is somewhat slowed by having a full stomach. However, this only slows the process. It does not prevent eventual alcohol poisoning. People who follow this belief are still in danger of alcohol poisoning if they consume more than about one drink per hour. Consuming food does not reverse the process of alcohol in a severely intoxicated person.

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