Binge drinking increases the risk of falls, burns, gunshot wounds, car accidents and other traumatic injuries. One-third of trauma patients have alcohol in their systems.
In addition to increasing the risk of traumatic injuries, binge drinking impairs the body’s ability to recover from such injuries.
After the final play of the Super Bowl, millions of fans will go through withdrawal symptoms from not being able to watch football for months. This especially applies to fantasy football aficionados. Loyola University Medical Center psychiatrist Dr. Angelos Halaris describes the effects this has on the brain and offers tips on how fans can cope.
[Editor’s note: Football withdrawal is one thing, but being a Denver fan makes it brutal!]