Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Study: Underage drinking trips to ER spike in July 4 weekend

CNN (online) July 4:

"Hospital emergency room visits related to underage drinking nearly double during the July 4 holiday weekend, according to a federal study released this month. A report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration says that daily underage drinking-related visits are 87 percent higher during the holiday weekend than on an average day in July. The study estimates that there were 502 hospital emergency room visits involving alcohol use on an average day in July 2008..."
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