Alcohol can Increase Likelihood of Head Injury

Christmas Season

As we all start preparing for the coming festive season, turning our thoughts to which gifts to buy and the food we will eat, we will also be looking forward to spending time with our friends and family.  For many of us, part of this Christmas season includes enjoying a drink at home, at a party or on a night out.

Drink Driving

We all know of the police annual “Don’t Drink and Drive” campaigns and indeed, only the other day a colleague was stopped at a police block.  They passed their breath test, but this was a timely reminder of the danger of drinking alcohol and driving causing road accidents, which can result in head injury.

Alcohol Causing Head Injury

The danger of alcohol however is not limited to increased road accidents, since as long ago as 1976 research (Galbraith et al) in Glasgow found that alcohol was a major factor in all head injury patients, particularly for men.  Alcohol levels were found to be significantly higher in patients who had fallen “under the influence” or were assault victims, than in those involved in traffic or other accidents.  It is commonly accepted that alcohol is an important contributory cause of head injuries.

Head Injury UK: Here to help

At Head Injury UK we wish everyone an enjoyable and safe Christmas season particularly when you are having a festive tipple.  However should you or someone you know suffer a head injury due to someone else’s fault, whether or not alcohol was a factor, please contact Andy Shaw to discuss how we can help you.

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