Death from drinking alcohol (Ethanol) can either be from an acute short-term ingestion (accidental death) or from chronic, long term drinking (natural disease). The short-term ingestion that can cause death is a blood alcohol of 0.45 (20-25 drinks for a 150 lb. male). The long-term ingestion that can cause death varies with the weight, rate of consumption, physical activity and many other factors.
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