250% increase overall in 2009 over 2003, but most frightening is that the number of incidents involving those under 21 quadrupled over the same period. What do you think is causing the spike in underage spiking?
Daily News: Alcohol-related emergency room visits skyrocket in New York: 74,000 in 2009
NY1: DOH Poll: Alcohol Taking Toll on NYC Residents
Google can even keep you sober!
Google alerts can give you a little extra help staying sober. Setting up a daily alert for “alcohol” will put an email in your inbox every day providing you with hundreds of news articles articles from around the world describing drunk driving accidents and deaths, health-related effects of alcohol and alcoholism, etc. – basically a daily rundown of the mayhem that alcohol brings to the world. Be sure and check “news” for “type.”
Setting up an alert takes five seconds. You can do it here.
I also have one set up for “alcoholism.” Other suggestions?