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Underage Drinking-Related Emergency Visits Increase More Than 250 Percent on New Year's Day

(1/3/2011)

Hospital emergency department visits involving underage drinking increased more than 250 percent on New Year's Day, according to a new study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The brief study shows that on New Year’s Day 2009, there were an estimated 1,980 emergency department visits involving underage drinking, compared to 546 such visits on an average day that year - a 263 percent increase.

View the full press release: http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1012281504.aspx


Keywords: underage drinking, emergency visits, 250 percent, New Years Day



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