Check for adequate response and consider activating EMS
Place a breathing person on their side laterally or in the recovery position; This encourages a clear airway in case the person starts vomiting
Check for and treat any visible external injuries; Hand the person over to medics when they arrive
Patient Care; Alcohol Intoxication
The first aid treatment for alcohol intoxication is often a dose of paracetamols or liver salts and a slow re-hydration back to normal. Nevertheless there are times when being intoxicated from drinking excessive amounts of alcohol can be serious and potentially life threatening.
Drunkenness increases the risk of falls and sustaining severe injuries because alcohol often slow down the body's responses and reactions. Sometimes, it is difficult to differentiate between a head injury and drunken stupor.
Intoxicated unresponsive persons may start vomiting or breathe vomitus. There is a substantial risk of someone choking to death or suffocating on vomit if they are lying face up.