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Alcohol Overdose and Medical Amnesty

Make the Call, 9-1-1

The University of Minnesota Duluth values the safety and well-being of their students and has implemented an alcohol-related emergency protocol. Alcohol overdose can be life threatening, and students are expected to take responsible action to obtain medical assistance for those in need. The following information relates to this protocol:

  • Students will be educated on the symptoms and severity of alcohol overdose and encouraged to call 911 when an alcohol overdose is suspected. UMD students will be involved in the development, implementation, and evaluation of this education.
  • A state statute, medical amnesty, was enacted in August 2013 that provides immunity for underage consumption or possession of alcohol for a person contacting 911 to seek assistance for an incapacited individual. The person who receives medical assistance will also be immune from prosecution for underage drinking.

Signs of Alcohol Overdose

  1. Appears unconscious
  2. Won't wake up
  3. Cold, clammy, pale or bluish skin
  4. Slow or irregular breathing
  5. Vomiting while sleeping or passed out

What To Do

  • Turn the person on thier side
  • Dial 911, get medical help
  • Stay with the person

Alcohol Self-Assessments  

  1. Personalized Alcohol Use Assessment (e-CHUG)
  2. The Drink Wheel - Blood Alcohol Concentration calculator (Intoximeters, Inc. UK)
  3. How much is too much? Take and Alcohol Screening Test (AlcoholScreening.org)
  4. Do you have a drinking problem? www.brad21.org

The University of Minnesota Duluth Alcohol Policy

Additional Resources

Get Help: Recovery Services

Clean Recovery Services: Recovery services designed specifically for traditional college aged people. Call Benjamin Bertsch for more information, 218-723-6527. College of St. Scholastica. 1200 Kenwood Ave. Duluth, MN. 55811

Detox and Chemical Dependency assessments - Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment: Call (218) 728-1533.

Alcoholics anonymous, Off-Campus Al-Anon and Alateen meetings: Call (218) 624-2764 for Times and Locations.

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

Roommate Recovery

UMD Students who self-disclose on their housing forms that they have completed a drug/alcohol treatment program and students who are currently participating in a treatment program may request to room with another individual of similar circumstances in the "Special Request Accommodations" section of the housing application contract.

Drugs and Narcotics

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