If the victim gets adequate supportive care, then the impacts of alcohol poisoning can wear off in couple of hours depending on rate of metabolism of alcohol by healthy liver. However, in serious cases of alcohol poisoning secondary to excessive consumption of alcohol, enduring internal damage can continue to remain. Again, the danger of a coma or death is always there with alcohol poisoning and they can happen just anytime though the fatal effect depends on how fast the alcohol is absorbed into blood from stomach and intestine.
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