Fireworks Combined With Alcohol Causes Holiday Injuries

During the holiday season, many people consume alcohol to relax, but excessive drinking can be fatal. When combining alcohol with fireworks, several individuals injure themselves every year.

Recently, experts raised awareness of the dangers of alcohol, including judgment impairment and a lack of inhibitions. Nancy Blogin, the president of the National Council on Fireworks Safety, warns that many people are injured around New Year’s Eve due to launching fireworks while under the influence of alcohol. Experts say there are a few precautionary steps individuals can take to safely celebrate the end of 2010.

The National Council says that all individuals who plan on launching fireworks obey the laws in their state. These regulations can prevent injury and fire hazards.

Because alcohol lowers inhibitions and impairs judgement, the National Council recommends that individuals who have been drinking steer clear of fireworks. Taking these tips into consideration can help families safely ring in the new year.

More than 79,000 people died due to excessive alcohol use between 2001 and 2005, according to the Centers for Disease Controls. Rehabilitation facilities can provide substance abuse help, but limiting alcohol consumption may prevent dependency.