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7.01.2010

Weekend Sip Tip

7.01.2010
Happy 4th of July Weekend! As we take an extended weekend to celebrate our nation's independence, you may be planning on sitting poolside, enjoying a cookout, or taking in a fireworks spectacular. However, if your plans also include some underage drinking, you may want to take note of this shocking statistic. According to estimates from the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN), the number of emergency room visits involving underage alcohol use increases by 87% over this 3-day weekend compared to any other average July day. Although the legal drinking age in the US is 21, holiday parties make for easy access to large quantities of alcohol. If you do choose to drink this weekend, be sure to drink responsibly. Pace yourself, drink plenty of water, and avoid pools, fireworks, or any other potentially dangerous situations. There are few worse ways to celebrate your independence then dependently waiting on a doctor in the local ER! Celebrate safely, and Stop@Buzzed!

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