Alcohol poisoning is the consequence of drinking large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time. Drinking too much too quickly. Food can take hours to digest whereas alcohol will be absorbed by your body quickly and will take a lot more time for your body to get rid of. Most alcohol is processed by the liver and in general, it can take about an hour for the liver to metabolize the alcohol in one drink.
Alcohol overdoses can range in severity, from problems with balance and slurred speech to coma or even death. Alcohol poisoning occurs when the bloodstream contains too much alcohol which affects the basic body functions like breathing, heart rate, temperature control, and gag reflex. In the presence of too much alcohol, these body functions become less responsive and can shut down.