Study: Injuries Increase With Higher Alcohol Consumption

The Washington Post (11/13, Ingraham) “Wonkblog” reports that according to a study to appear in the journal Addiction, the more alcohol people consume, the more likely they are to injure themselves. After analyzing “surveys filled out by 13,000 people – hailing from 18 countries – who found themselves drunk and in the” emergency department because they hurt themselves, researchers found that an individual who has “consumed three drinks in the past six hours is about 4.6 times as likely to end up in the [ED] as someone who hasn’t drunk at all.” Just one drink approximately doubles a person’s chances of ending up having to go to the hospital.

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— “Study: Having just one drink doubles your risk of getting injured,” Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post, November 12, 2014.

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