Office of Student Life

Student Wellness Center

Alcohol Poisoning and Drug Overdosing

What You Need to Know

Symptoms:

  • The person is unconscious or semi-conscious and cannot be awakened.
  • The person's skin is cold or clammy and has pale or bluish color.
  • Slow breathing - less than eight breaths per minute or lapses between breaths of more than eight seconds.
  • Vomiting while passed out. If they are just sleeping, vomiting will certainly wake them up. If not, this is a medical emergency. 

If a person has ANY of these symptoms, they need help!

Call 911 - Do not call your friend or a parent. This is a medical emergency and your friend needs help.


Do not leave the person alone! Turn the person on her/his side to prevent choking in case of vomiting.

Do not try to give your friend food or water. You may be trying to help, but if the person is unconscious or vomiting this could lead to a blocked airway.
Get help. Your friend will not be angry because you care!

Refer to the Amenesty Policy in the Student Code of Conduct. 

News Flash:

Partying smart isn't just about drinking responsibly -- it's important to take care of your whole body. The Student Wellness Center offers FREE HIV, Chlamydia, and Gonorrhea testing to students. Additionally, students who become members of the Condom Club have access to barriers and condoms -- up to 25 for just $5 every day. For more information, check out go.osu.edu/condomclub.
Come and use these services - no questions asked.

Phone: 614.292.4527 Address: 337 Annie and John Glenn Ave. B130 RPAC