The Risk of Serious Injury Increases From Heavy Drinking
It is well known that alcohol impairs coordination and the ability to perceive and respond to hazards, and that hangovers impair cognitive performance and motor skills. Alcohol-related injuries admitted to hospitals have been studied by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and they have found that alcohol greatly increases the risk for serious injury. Results showed that alcohol consumption is a major cause of hospitalized injury. Even thought heavy drinkers generally lead risky lifestyles, and even though they tolerate alcohol better than most drinkers, their injury risks still tripled when they drank. In heavily populated communities like Boston, Massachusetts (MA) drunk driving is even more common and dangerous because of the increased amount of driver and bars/pubs/clubs in the area.
Heavy drinkers claim they can handle their alcohol. Within limits, that’s true. Alcohol raises a heavy drinker’s injury risk less than an average person’s risk. Still, a heavy drinker is three times more likely to be injured during an alcohol-positive than a sober hour. Possibly due to hangover effects, heavy drinkers also are 1.35 times as likely as other people to be injured when sober. Alcohol especially raises risk for assault, near drowning, non-elderly fall, and pedestrian injuries. An estimated 36 percent of hospitalized assaults and 21 percent of all injuries are attributable to alcohol use by the injured person.
If you or anyone in the Boston, Massachusetts (MA) community struggles with alcohol problems or binge drinking, they should know that they are risking themselves and others for potential serious injuries. Drunk driving is the first that comes to mind, but consider also drivers who are driving hung over or injuries that are alcohol related off the road. It’s a fact that alcohol increases the potential for injuries so those with alcohol problems should seek help through Seabrook House before it’s too late and you end up in an accident. Seabrook House is an internationally recognized private and exclusive inpatient drug rehab and alcoholism detoxification treatment center. We have achieved an elite CARF accreditation status, ensuring that our rehab patients receive the highest quality treatment. Seabrook House is located in rural Bridgeton, New Jersey (NJ)—roughly a 6 hour drive or about an hour flight from Boston, Massachusetts (MA). If you wait until it’s too late, alcohol might cause you to seriously injure yourself or an innocent person. Contact Seabrook House today.