Use Care When Imbibing at Holiday Parties

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Use Care When Imbibing at Holiday Parties
Mon, 12-19-2011 - 6:02pm

A good reminder for us all...

Drunk Driving-Related Deaths Surge During the Holidays Alcohol affects coordination and judgment long before people appear to be intoxicated, experts say.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- During the holidays, alcohol-related car accidents claim more lives than at any other time of the year, according to U.S. government experts.

The U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) reports that 40 percent of traffic-related deaths during Christmas and New Year's involve drunk drivers -- a 12 percent increase over the rest of the month of December.

Facing these troubling statistics, the NIAAA issued a warning that more awareness is needed on the effects of alcohol on the body, and how long alcohol can remain in a person's system.

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