Alcohol Intoxication (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Care
If all home care conditions cannot be assured, or if a caretaker feels uncomfortable monitoring the intoxicated person, or if there is any doubt about the person's condition, then take the person to the nearest hospital's emergency department. In addition, the person may need medical attention to address chronic medical conditions unrelated to the alcohol intoxication. These could be conditions such as diabetes, renal (kidney) failure, or epilepsy (seizures).
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