Alcohol Safety

gatorsafe_icon_web_ALCOHOLSAFETYIn case of an alcohol or other drug related emergency:

  • Call 9-1-1
  • Stay with the individual until public safety officials arrive.
  • Do not try to give the individual anything to eat or drink.
  • Be prepared to give information on the amount and type of alcohol or substance consumed.
  • At UF, the Medical Amnesty Policy protects you and your friend from conduct action- when in doubt- always call for help!

The signs or symptoms of alcohol poisoning include (not all of these need to be present):

  • Confusion or stupor
  • Vomiting while passed out, not waking up after vomiting, or incoherent while vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Breathing is slow (less than 8 breaths per minute) or irregular, with 10 seconds or more between breaths
  • Weak pulse, very rapid pulse, or very slow pulse
  • Cold, clammy, pale or bluish skin
  • Loss of consciousness: Inability to awaken a person with loud shouting, or inability of a person to remain awake for more than 2-3 minutes or to carry on a coherent conversation when awake (semi-conscious)

Source: Dean of Students Office

Additional information available at:

http://www.ufsa.ufl.edu/faculty_staff/committees/alcohol_drug_education/medical_amnesty_policy/faq/

http://gatorwell.ufsa.ufl.edu/health_topic/alcohol_and_other_drugs

Version Date: August 2016