Question: can you ever party too hard? Answer: yes, yes you can, and if NUIG students are anything to go by, you should definitely carry first aid equipment next time you're on the lash.
According to the results from a new student survey, the lads and ladettes in the west are having a few too many drunken falls. And they aren't just a little stumble, these party-goers are getting some serious cuts, bruises, broken bones, concussions and even severed tendons. Ouch.
The survey conducted by NUI Galway occupational therapy student Sarah Rath found that 45% of participants reported that they required medical attention due to an alcohol-related injury.
A total of 127 students aged from 18-45 responded to the confidential survey, reports the Galway Independent, with most of the falls happening after a recent college ball and RAG Week.
But as they say, it's all fun and games til someone gets hurt, and alcohol-related injuries are no joke: some of the injuries students are getting require stitches, surgery and long-term rehabilitation. So next time you're drinking, be safe won't you?
Or as Ms Rath put it “If you can’t do your socialising, employment or can’t drive [because of a serious fall] – your mood will be reduced". And we can't have that.
Party on (safely)