Accidents and Injuries from Alcohol - Research Article from Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco

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Estimates of Alcohol S Involvement

Emergency room (ER) studies test patients admitted for injuries for blood alcohol level (BAL) or blood alcohol concentration (BAC). In studies done on weekend evenings, when a large number of people would be expected to be consuming alcohol, close to 50 percent of people admitted to the ER had alcohol in their blood at the time of admission.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death from injury—and the greatest single cause of all deaths for those between the ages of 1 and 34 in the United States. About half of all unintentional injuries occur during the course of motor vehicle accidents. It has been estimated that 7 percent of all crashes and 44 percent of fatal crashes involve alcohol use. The risk of a fatal crash is estimated to be from three to fifteen times higher for a...

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