Thursday, July 1, 2010

ER visits for underage drinkers soar

WTOP (Washington, DC) July 1

"The Drug Abuse Warning Network tracked emergency room visits for underage drinkers on a typical July day and compared them to daily emergency room visits over the three-day, July 4 weekend in 2008. The study involved hospitals across the country.  'We saw an 87 percent jump in the number of visits for underage drinking related incidents,' says Peter J. Delaney, director of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Office of Applied Studies."
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