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Old 2nd August 2009, 22:04   #1
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Today, I learnt this term. The hard way. A friend passed away due to alcohol poisoning in an Ahmedabad(yeah, I know it's a dry state) college. He was one of my closest friends. He was 23! And today was Friendship Day.

Here are some links. It was information for me. Some of you might know it already.

Acute alcohol intoxication - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Facts About Alcohol Poisoning

Alcohol Overdose
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Hey Nikhil, sorry to hear about you friend bro. But a case of death by comsumption of branded alcohol (I am assuming) raises a lot of questions. Highly unfortunate. RIP!
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Sorry to hear your friend passed away.May he RIP.

Are you sure the alocohol he consumed was of branded.Can you give more details.
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I cant give more details. Neither do I care to enquire.
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But a case of death by comsumption of branded alcohol (I am assuming) raises a lot of questions.
branded or not, alcohol poisoning is real. taken in high amounts, even water can be fatal.

sorry to hear that nikhil, a loss of life at this stage is very tragic. may he rest in peace.
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branded or not, alcohol poisoning is real
Yes, it is very real. To a person not used to drinking, one bottle of spirits can be lethal --- and, in some circumstances, one can drink much faster and much more than one realises.

Nikhil, so sorry for your loss, and that of your friend's family.

Although I am the first to admit that prohibition just absolutely does not work, I have often wondered why this particular drug, that causes so much social harm and harm to health, is legal in much of the world. It doesn't make sense to me, and never has.

It's easy for me to say; I don't like the stuff, but still...

I get mad when I see stuff in the papers about the evils of "drugs" (much of it not very well informed, either), along with advertorials about wine as if it is the latest lifestyle choice.
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I cant give more details. Neither do I care to enquire.
Sorry man.Didnt intend to hurt you.
I was asking coz it would have been some help to some others to stop the alcohol comsumption.

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Sorry man.Didnt intend to hurt you.
I was asking coz it would have been some help to some others to stop the alcohol comsumption.
I understand. No offence taken, so no apologies necessary.

I'm a bit calmer now.

It was a party in the college. Not just one guy drinking. Everyone at the party was sloshed. No one woke up till noon today. One didnt wake up.

I dont think the quality of drinks is a factor in this.

I still cant believe it. He's been one of my closest friends for at least 10 years. I've known him since the 3rd standard. Meaning 15 years. I've spent so many hours bunking my tuitions, going to his house and playing NFS Porsche. Still cant believe he's gone. He was supposed to be in Bangalore tomorrow! For Rakhi. He has a younger sister.

It's just so sad...
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It is unbelievable, it must be very hard to come to terms with.

I may criticise it now, but believe me, I consumed more than enough in my student days.

Very tragic.
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It's just so sad...
yes,its indeed very very sad, when we lose someone too close.Especially friends.Been through that.
May you have the strength to bear this.

Was very shocking to hear this term "Alcohol Poisoning" in this manner.
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Sorry to hear that Nikhil. My best condolences with his family.
I have quit the drinking since Ahmedabad illicit liquor tragedy(LatthaKand) happened.
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