Amy Winehouse loss of life spotlights alcohol poisoning Death by misadventure.

Legal drunk-driving limit is usually 0.08 %. ‘Many people don’t realize that alcohol can destroy you if used large enough doses,’ drug abuse expert Dr. Scott T. Walters, professor of behavioral and community health at the University of North Texas Health Research Center, told CBS News in an email. A depressant, alcohol can slow vital functions like breathing and heart rate to the real point they stop. There is absolutely no minimum dose for acute alcohol poisoning and the condition varies depending on someone’s age, gender, and pounds. In recent years, the 5-foot-3-inch Winehouse had appeared thin extremely.However, the study shows, the respite care requirements of 1 out of four families of caregivers are not met. This translates to approximately 200,000 family members with unmet respite treatment needs in the United States, according to the study. Of those survey respondents who reported unmet respite care needs, 26 % reported too little option of services and transportation problems as the real reason for the unmet need, 22 % said respite care would cost too much and 13 % reported healthcare problems as the reason.