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Cathedral HS / International School of Indiana

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Questions from presentation

How can you tell the difference between passed out and asleep?

This can be really hard to determine. We suggest trying to wake them up as you normal would wake anyone up. If you find it difficult in any way to wake them up, it’s time to call for help! After you’ve called for help, remember to put your friend on their side in the recovery position to keep them as safe as possible.

http://www.queensu.ca/studentwellness/health-promotion/campus-observation-room-cor/assisting-intoxicated-individual

 

 

How dangerous is jungle juice?

Dangerous. Simply because no one knows what’s in it except for the few select participants who created it. There is no specific recipe or formulation of ingredients that creates jungle juice. It is a combination of (usually leftover) copious amounts of hard liquor i.e. vodka, tequila, whiskey, and sugary drinks, sodas, and juices, all mixed together such that the true alcohol content of the “jungle juice” is masked. A drink that is 20% alcohol content might taste like there is no alcohol.

 

 

Is there a way to care for someone who was roofied?

If you think you or a friend has been roofied or drugged the BEST thing you can do is call 911 immediately. Emergency doctors, nurses, and paramedics have a ton of training in taking care of people in this situation including giving them different medicines or antidotes, putting in breathing tubes, and using life support if needed. It is never smart to try to take care of this yourself at home.

 

 

Is it safe to put a drunk person in the shower?

Absolutely not. First of all, if the person is unable to be woken up enough that you think putting them in the shower will help to wake them, then they are already at a dangerous level of alcohol that requires immediate medical attention. There are other dangers of placing them in the shower as well. For example, if they were to accidentally inhale the water, it could cause breathing issues, such as drowning with large amounts or a pneumonia with even small amounts. Also, if they are alert enough to be able to attempt moving or standing, slipping could result in serious injuries, such as bleeding in the head or broken bones.

How do I talk to a friend who drinks every weekend and blacks out?

First and foremost, it is difficult to talk to anyone let alone a friend about a drinking problem. It also depends on the friend and how close your relationship is. Avoid using “you” pronouns which can come across as accusatory. Talk about how your friends actions make you feel, specifically how it concerns you and how you’re worried about said friend. Try to keep open body language (i.e. no arms crossed), a close but not uncomfortable distance, and a soft tone.

Is beer safer than hard liquor?

Beer and liquor can both be similarly dangerous. Hard liquor has a much higher alcohol content and therefore it requires a much smaller volume to get intoxicated. However, if drank by itself, it can cause pain or nausea in many people which might limit the amount they consume. However, often times hard liquor is diluted with mixers. While this makes the drink less concentrated and easier to drink, it can also mask the alcohol flavor which can lead a person to consume more than they had planned or hoped to. Beer also is less concentrated alcohol and often easier for people to drink, but because of this people can consume more than they planned.

What if you know you can't afford to call an ambulance?

Paramedics and doctors in the emergency room have both a moral and legal obligation to take care of anyone and everyone, regardless of their ability to pay for care. Most hospitals have plenty of staff, such as social workers, case managers, and financial assistants, to help people who may not be able to afford their medical care. Fear of medical costs should never prevent you from seeking help in the case of a potential medical emergency.

An ambulance is cheaper than a funeral.

Is gagging someone the right thing to do if they need it and help is on the way?

If someone is trouble, gagging them isn’t going to help them and it probably will make matter worse. If someone has gotten to the point where you need to call for help, that means that multiple areas of their brain are slowed down or maybe not working at all, which includes their gag reflex and ability to clear their airway. If you were successful in getting them to throw up, there would be a high chance that they could choke on the vomit, therefore making the problem MUCH worse.

What happens when you mix weed and booze?

This is a really hard question to answer because this combination will affect everyone differently. The most important thing to remember is that this combination can be incredibly dangerous. Combining substances is like running a chemistry experiment in your brain, and you never know exactly what the reaction is going to be. Fun fact, the brain is one of the only organs that can’t fix itself. The other REALLY scary thing that we are seeing with marijuana and other drugs, are that they are being laced with other drugs which can be deadly. Did you hear about the recent batch of synthetic marijuana that was laced with rat poison?

 

https://fox59.com/2018/04/13/health-officials-warn-of-spice-containing-rat-poison-reports-of-severe-bleeding/

 

 

If two people are under the influence can they give consent to each other?

According to the law, no. Consent requires three things: 1) Positive affirmation (indicating “yes” in some way, whether verbal or with a nod), 2) Given of free will (no one is forcing you to say yes under the disguise of some threat), and 3) The individual needs “capacity” to give consent (of the legal age to give consent, no medical/mental conditions that would make them unable to make their own decisions, and not under the influence of mind-altering substances such as drugs or alcohol).

 

 

What happens if you call an ambulance or take someone to the emergency room and have no insurance?

Paramedics and doctors in the emergency room have both a moral and legal obligation to take care of anyone and everyone, regardless of their ability to pay for care. Most hospitals have plenty of staff, such as social workers, case managers, and financial assistants, to help people who may not be able to afford their medical care. Fear of medical costs should never prevent you from seeking help in the case of a potential medical emergency.

 

 

 

Details

Date:
March 19
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am