Almost a year after a report to the Syracuse University Senate revealed that ambulances were taking several students per week to the emergency room because of alcohol problems, concrete data on the number of students who are hospitalized for intoxication is still unavailable.
According to Syracuse University’s The Daily Orange, despite the report being released, specific and current numbers on just how many students have been hospitalized for being intoxicated are still unavailable
The student life committee report stated that several students taken to the hospital last year had more than 0.3 percent in blood alcohol level, including one student who had a blood alcohol content of 0.37 percent. BAC levels above 0.3 percent are life-threatening, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
The concrete number of medical transports due to intoxication at SU hasn’t been composed since the Senate report. The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities...
A growing number of Californians in their 20s are ending up in the emergency room because of heroin, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.
In the first three months of last year, 412 adults ages 20 to 29 went to the emergency room in California because of heroin—double the number for the same period in 2012. While heroin-related emergency room visits increased among all ages, the largest increase was among young adults.
According to Dr. Crescenzo Pisano, an internist who specializes in addiction and addiction medicine at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in San Pedro, young people start misusing prescription opioids and then turn to heroin. “People price themselves out of range,” he said. “Relatively affluent, well-to-do kids start stealing and find heroin is cheaper to use.”