Unintentional Injury

  • Alcohol consumption by college students is linked to at least 1,400 student deaths and 500,000 unintentional injuries each year.5
  • Evidence links a high proportion of deaths from falls, fires and burns and drownings to drinking.9
  • Various studies estimate that between 13% and 63% of falls are alcohol related.9
  • A common cause of fire among intoxicated people is falling asleep or passing out before extinguishing a cigarette.9
  • Alcohol use is implicated in one-third of drownings.9
  • 8% of all ER visits each year for illness or injuries are associated with alcohol.6