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Symptoms

Alcohol Poisoning and Drug Overdosing

  • 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 "sleeping" or passed out, and not waking up after vomiting. 
  • Is hiccupping uncontrollably—this means that vomit is lodged in his/her throat.

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

  • Call Police Services at 802.656.3473 from your cell phone or 9-1-1 from a campus phone   From Downtown dial 9-1-1
  • Do not leave the person alone! Turn the person on her/his side to prevent choking in case of vomiting.
  • Get help. 
  • Regardless of the person's state of consciousness (if they're passed out, awake or somewhere in between), alcohol may continue to enter the bloodstream and circulate throughout the body. The person's life may still be in danger.

GOT YOUR BACK

The Got Your Back program was instituted so that if someone around you is having an alcohol or drug related problem and needs emergency medical attention, you can get it without risking legal trouble. 

Coffee, cold showers and inducing vomit may seem like a good idea to help a drunk friend sober up faster, but they will not lower your friend's BAC. Only time can.

 

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Concerned about a student or event? Submit a C.A.R.E. form3 (Concerning And/or Risky Event)

Concerned about Sexual Violence, Relationship Violence and/or Stalking? Submit an anonymous Gender Violence Report Form4.

Concerned about a crime? Report a crime online

Resources for Long Term Help

Concerned about a friend's drinking or drug use? Use this anonymous form to help additional support find your friend.

Alcohol and Other Drugs Counseling at Redstone

UVM Counselors offer a variety of services to support the challenges that university students face regarding alcohol and other drug use, including:Individual counseling for students wanting to learn more about their own use of alcohol and other drugs or who are worried about a friend or family member's use.

  • Consultations for students who are working with the Center for Student Ethics and Standards (CSES) due to violating UVM's alcohol and other drug policies.
  • Referrals to community providers for students with current alcohol and other drug legal charges.
  • Assistance in referring to medical, psychiatric and / or outside treatment facilities, as well as to recovery and support groups.
  • Education and prevention efforts through out Outreach Program.
  • Group Counseling

Alcoholics Anonymous®

Alcoholics Anonymous is a voluntary, worldwide fellowship of men and women from all walks of life whom meet together to attain and maintain sobriety.

The Turning Point Center of Chittenden County:
The Turning Point Center of Chittenden County provides a safe, supportive, and substance-free environment for those interested in recovery and their families.
61 Main Street Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: (802) 861-3150

Howard Center Substance Abuse Services:

ACT 1/Detox
Located at 184 Pearl Street in downtown Burlington,
Act 1 is a community-based alcohol and drug crisis stabilization and social detoxification program. The program provides 24-hour supervised shelter for clients who are intoxicated and incapacitated by drugs and/or alcohol and who have come to the attention of law enforcement or who are self-referred.
Phone: (802) 488-6425

Adult Intensive Substance Abuse Outpatient Program
Clinicians provide quality intensive substance abuse counseling to Chittenden County residents ages 18 years and older. Counseling requires a commitment of no less than three days a week/three hours a day. Clients can expect active participation in defining goals for treatment and strict confidentiality. Services are provided weekdays by appointment from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Phone: (802) 488-6100

Adult Substance Abuse Outpatient Counseling Program
Clinicians provide quality substance abuse counseling to Chittenden County residents ages 18 years and older. Clients can expect active participation in defining goals for treatment and strict confidentiality. Services are provided weekdays by appointment, Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: (802) 488-6100

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