The first step in any emergency situation is to make sure that you are in ZERO immediate danger. The last thing you want to do is create another victim while trying to help. The next step should always be to call for emergency services. We are not medical professionals, and are only here to assist while waiting for trained professionals to arrive. If they are conscious and responsive: Stay with them. Check often to make sure they are still conscious and responsive. Make certain that they stay on their side, not their back. Before you touch them, tell them exactly what you are going to do. Be aware of any signs of aggression. Do not ridicule, judge, threaten, or try to counsel them. Remain calm and be firm. Avoid communicating feelings of anxiety or anger. Don't give them food, drink, or medication of any kind. Remember that only time will sober up a drunk person. Walking, showering, or drinking coffee will not help and may actually cause harm. If the person is unconscious, semi-conscious, or unresponsive, check for these symptoms of alcohol or drug overdose: Cannot be roused and are unresponsive to your voice, shaking, or pinching their skin. Skin is cold, clammy, pale, bluish, and/or blotchy. Breathing is slow - eight or fewer breaths per minute. Experience lapses in breathing - more than 10 seconds between breaths. Exhibit mental confusion, stupor, or coma. Have seizures, convulsions, or rigid spasms. Vomit while asleep or unconscious and do not awaken. If any of these symptoms of alcohol overdose exist, call 911 for help, and while waiting for emergency personnel do not leave them alone, and be prepared to perform CPR, if you are properly trained to do so.