Posts tagged with ‘alcohol-related fatalities’

Deaths Caused by Alcohol Abuse Continue to Rise

Studies from Great Britain in recent years show a worrying trend. Deaths related to alcohol use in that country have risen and are expected to continue climbing at a time when alcohol-related death rates in the rest of Europe have been dropping. A panel of British health and addiction experts reported that one out of every 25 deaths in Great Britain is attributable to alcohol use. That figure includes alcohol deaths through violence, accidents, cancers, stroke and suicide. It also includes deaths from liver disease, a leading killer for alcohol consumers. Full Story

Increased Risk of Complications Following Surgery When Patient Drinks Heavily

There are many adverse consequences associated with heavy alcohol consumption. One result of heavy drinking is increased public health costs to treat injuries and other health problems stemming from alcohol use. Some health problems, such as injury and diseases from risky sexual behaviors have relatively immediate effects. Full Story

Living Alone Increases Risk of Death for Alcoholics

Living with a spouse, other family member or friend has many hidden benefits. Besides the reasons often given for living with a loved one, such as companionship or cost savings, those who live with someone else also ensure that there is someone around who can keep a tab on physical and mental health. Full Story

Drinking and Driving Rises During the Holidays

With the advent of the holiday season, opportunities to get together with friends and family abound. After-work socials, company parties and friendly gatherings seem to fill the calendar. Unfortunately, highway traffic statistics tell us that during the season of good cheer, the number of people who consume alcohol and then get behind the wheel of their car also goes up. Full Story

Drinking and Driving Still Most Prevalent Among Men

Statistics show that the nation is experiencing fewer (though still far too many) traffic deaths connected to drinking and driving. Most often, men are directly responsible for those alcohol-related traffic fatalities. Full Story