New Year’s Eve alcohol consumption can be particularly dangerous, doctor warns

New Year’s Eve parties are going on around the world, but a physician at The University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., is warning people drinking alcohol on these occasions can have more of an effect than usual.

Dr. Michael Salacz, neurosurgeon at The University of Kansas Hospital, warns that any alcohol will lead to some impairment during the evening, but combining it with the fatigue of staying up past midnight can significantly multiply its effect.

Dr. Salacz said under no circumstances should anybody drink and drive. If someone wants to reduce the effect of alcohol, drink glasses of water in between alcoholic drinks. However, Dr. Salacz said, that reduces but not eliminates the effect of alcohol.

If you wake up tomorrow feeling you overdid it, then the doctor prescribes the same remedy: drink plenty of water to re-hydrate your body.

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