Talk:Acute alcohol intoxication

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"The condition is frequently found in either young people who are being exposed to commonly available alcoholic beverages like beer, wine, and distilled liquor for the first time, and don't know their limits, or by people suffering from alcoholism who ingest much more than they usually do."

Perhaps somebody might disagree with me, but I'm of the opinion, that the is mostly found in people who ingest much more than they usually do. The reason for the much more does vary from person to person. They don't have to be suffering from alcoholism. -- (talk) 22:38, 22 November 2009 (UTC)

Drunk vs AAI[edit]

As the opening sentence states, I think it makes a lot of sense to break this out from drunkenness, especially considering this was originally simply set up as a redirect.

I don't know about this. In general, I think that AAI is just a polite word for drunk. It isn't caused by drunkenness; it is drunkenness. WhatamIdoing (talk) 04:47, 23 July 2008 (UTC)
Drunkenness that is severe enough to cause significant unwellbeing? JFW | T@lk 05:27, 24 July 2008 (UTC)
Lay people usually think of drunkenness as something one does voluntarily, and repeatedly. As a physician, I think of this as a medical emergency. Having the separate listing means that someday, somewhere, some college kid will likely save a friend's life because they "get" the seriousness noted in this article.--Proney (talk) 21:21, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

To say that young people engage in drunkenness because they do not no their limit further implies that such a condition is reached involuntarily which is often far from the case. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Turnermt6 (talkcontribs) 22:09, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

It does not make a lot of sense to me to say: "Acute alcohol intoxication can result from a high level of alcohol in the bloodstream, accompanied by extreme drunkenness" Intoxication and drunkenness are the same, are they not? (talk) 00:31, 6 October 2010 (UTC)


This article reaches C class in its current state. To rise to B class, it needs many, many more sources (college-level (and higher) textbooks and major review papers being the ideal sources) and rather more complete information.

I'd like to see more about definitions and classifications (just how high is "too high" on a tox screen?), whether adjustments need to be taken into account for a severe chronic abuser, and generally just more about the condition in general. Its relationship to binge drinking and alcoholism and drunkenness (especially if we decide against the merge) might be interesting. In the absence of tox tests, are there signs that might differentiate between "kind of drunk" and "AAI"? Do different cultures or countries deal with this differently? For example, our local police force apparently takes all inebriated people to the hospital emergency room, but I understand that other places have a drunk tank with a nurse that does an assessment, and only people with really serious medical issues end up in the emergency room.

Also, in an ideal world it would continue to be more prose/descriptive instead of list-oriented -- but I see that you're already making significant progress in that direction as you expand and explain various steps. WhatamIdoing (talk) 22:35, 15 August 2008 (UTC)


this section should be looked over by a competent editor, please. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Trem (talkcontribs) 03:42, 2 October 2008 (UTC)