Is it safe to inject beer via IV directly into the bloodstream?


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  1. You’ve got to be kidding me, if you are even thinking of that!

    Your blood alcohol level is going to go for a toss and you might hemorrhage.

  2. No, do not try it like this. If you really want to do this here is how:

    Get a intravenous line with isotonic NaCl solution. Get pure ethanol and inject it into the isotonic solution through a syringe. You should feel the effect instantaneously. But don’t inject too much as you might slip into a coma or even die from it.

  3. That is a stupid and dangerous thing to do, do not attempt!

    There are air bubbles which can kill as soon as they block and artery at the heart.

    Alcohol was meant to go through your stomach and be dissolved (in the kidneys or liver, I’m unsure), anyways, it was meant to be, diluted (in a way) before affecting your bloody stream, a small amount could probably overdose and kill you.

    Overall, injecting alcohol in the blood stream can and definitely will cause extreme problems and very likely death.

  4. NO! Due to the Carbonation and Sugar Content in Beer It is not safe. It wouldn’t even be safe to pump pure water into your bloodstream either. Hence why doctor’s use saline, when someone is dehydrated.


    Tip: Carbonation is just a type of Water that has extra Carbonminoxide in it, and if you pump that into your system you are going to die from poisoning, but if ingested your body expells it as gas.

  5. Intravenous Beer

  6. The beer would thin out your blood to an incorrect consistency (watering it down) which could make you bleed to death. If you gave yourself a tiny syringe full, it may do nothing…if its not carbonated. If carbonated you could die from the air reaching your heart. The amount of beer you would have to inject to feel drunk wouldnt even fit in your blood stream, and once again would kill you. Not to mention, needles are NOT something to mess with…..HIV ring a bell? Sepsis?

    If you’re looking for an alternate way to get drunk, try a beer enema. Your intestinal lining will absorb it faster than your stomach would….its just a messy process though, and one you may want to do alone.

  7. No. Do not even think of such a thing. It wold likely kill you from infection, air bubble, or sudden intoxication. There is malt in there with yeast that has fermented. Yeast in your blood or some other impurity could go to your brain or heart of liver or kidneys.

    What are you think???!!! Do something good with your life, so that when you die, you will have felt that your life was good and beautiful.

    If you had to go tot he hospital because of some stupid thing like injecting beer into yourself, who is going to pay your medical bills?

  8. No.. although injecting higher end alcohol (think 40% and above) has been safely done. But, one shot worth of alcohol without going through your digestive system may lay you out. I wouldn’t **** with it (although I knew a guy in basic training for medics….

  9. Hey not sure but this may help you make a decision. early nineties we were playing at a punk fest in Wick, as we arrived to unload there was this old postal van rocking from side to side to the sounds of cloudbursting kate bush!!! not very punk ya may think! untill the door burst open and a crusty jumped out going totally ape! as i looked in the back i saw 2 crusty’s mainlining special brew in the neck….Hardcore or what…some hours later after a great gig i saw said crusty’s asleep or dead in a manure heap…your choice mate!!!!!

  10. Are you honestly planning on shoving a needle and tube into your arm full of beer? Like seriously? I say yeah, why the hell not? It might kill you, but so will drinking beer like a regular person. So why not stab open a vain, but if your that desperate to get ****** up. try something a little more hardcore, like heroin. If you don’t got the balls to try that, then maybe you shouldn’t be shootin up at all.


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Alcohol consumption contributes to 3 million deaths each year globally as well as to the disabilities and poor health of millions of people. Overall, harmful use of alcohol is responsible for 5.1% of the global burden of disease. Harmful use of alcohol is accountable for 7.1% and 2.2% of the global burden of disease for males and females respectively.

Alcohol is the leading risk factor for premature mortality and disability among those aged 15 to 49 years, accounting for 10 percent of all deaths in this age group. Disadvantaged and especially vulnerable populations have higher rates of alcohol-related death and hospitalization.

Anecdotal evidence suggests that as long as the alcohol was a chemically pure osmotic dilution you would get drunk or if overdosed you would go into respiratory arrest. Before the early 1980’s IV alcohol infusion was used to stop or slow down preterm labor. The patient would be kept very intoxicated and needed one on one nursing care and frequent vital signs to avoid toxic effects.

Injecting alcohol in whatever form is a very dangerous endeavor that can be accompanied by catastrophic consequences. When alcohol is normally consumed, your stomach and liver work in tandem to process the alcohol (usually 15ml per hour can be processed). Your liver is the heavy hitter here and breaks down the alcohol released into the bloodstream over a time period determined by how fast the gut absorbs the alcohol into the bloodstream. The real difference between consuming vs. injecting alcohol here is time. Injecting alcohol instantly raises your BAC (blood alcohol content) to lethal levels (depending upon the amount injected).

Alcoholic drinks like beer and whisky are not sterile, there’s a good chance that whatever you inject has bacteria with it. This can cause sepsis, a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when the body’s response to an infection damages its own tissues. When the infection-fighting processes turn on the body, they cause organs to function poorly and abnormally. Sepsis may progress to septic shock. This is a dramatic drop in blood pressure that can lead to severe organ problems and death.

One of the easiest ways to understand alcohol’s impact on your body is by understanding how it affects your central nervous system. Slurred speech is one of the first signs you’ve had too much. Alcohol can reduce communication between your brain and your body. This makes coordination more difficult. You may have a hard time balancing. You should never drive after drinking.

As alcohol causes more damage to your central nervous system, you may experience numbness and tingling sensations in your feet and hands. Drinking or injecting alcohol also makes it difficult for your brain to create long-term memories. It also reduces your ability to think clearly and make rational choices. Over time, frontal lobe damage can occur. This area of the brain is responsible for emotional control, short-term memory, and judgement, in addition to other vital roles.

Chronic and severe alcohol abuse can also cause permanent brain damage. This can lead to Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, a brain disorder that affects memory.

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