By Cara MurezĀ 

HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Dec. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Before you toast the holiday season with too much alcohol, here’s a sobering thought.

Folks who get injured severely enough while intoxicated to require hospital treatment are five times more likely to die in the coming year, according to new research published in Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. The same is true of folks with alcohol use disorders.

“Injuries are one of the most immediate hazards of problematic drinking behavior,” said lead researcher Sidra Goldman-Mellor, an assistant professor of public health at the University of California, Merced.

“In addition to getting…

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