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…..the alcohol in the body helps the body actually recover faster from traumatic injury..  In fact the more intoxicated the patient is the more likely they are to survive.


There was a pretty extensive study  done with nearly 200,000 patients over 14 years.

Friedman analyzed all 190,612 patients treated at Illinois’ trauma centers between 1995 and 2009 who were tested for blood-alcohol content, with levels ranging from zero to 0.5 percent at time of admission. (Blood-alcohol levels above about 0.35 percent can be fatal.) He found that with the exception of burn injuries, the mortality rates of all types of traumatic injury decreased as the blood-alcohol content of victims rose. [7 Ways Alcohol Affects Your Health]

At the upper bounds of intoxication, mortality rates were cut by nearly 50 percent, said Friedman. The effect, however, was not equally strong for all types of trauma, with victims of penetrating injuries, such as gunshot and stab wounds, seeming to show the greatest benefit from alcohol.

This explains why people who fall asleep while driving don’t have the same survival rate.

Now you can impress your friends with your brillance and thanks us later.  BTW, here is the source just in case they need proof.  🙂