Alcohol-related ER visits soar, especially among women
January 17, 2018
Most Americans drink safely and in moderation. But a steady annual increase in trips made to emergency rooms as a result of drinking alcohol added up to 61 percent more visits in 2014 compared with 2006, according to a study published this month in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.
Visits to hospital emergency rooms for alcohol-related issues rose rapidly over a nine-year period, though it’s unclear why.