New Year's Eve Alcohol Consumption Can Be Particularly Dangerous, Doctor Warns

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        New Year’s Eve parties are going on around the world, but a physician at The University of Kansas Health System is warning people drinking alcohol on these occasions can have more of an impact than usual.
       In the video, Michael Salacz (SHAL-atz), MD,  neurooncologist, 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 says under no circumstances should anybody drink and drive.  If someone wants to reduce the impact of alcohol, drink glasses of water in between alcoholic drinks.  However, Dr. Salacz says, that reduces but not eliminates the impact 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.