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Blessing ER Preps for New Year's Eve

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While many people will be out ringing in the New Year, Blessing ER officials are bracing for a busy night.

In fact, Registered Nurse Jim Wells says patients could be waiting for as long as an hour for a room.

Combine that with the snowy weather we've had, and the situation won't get any better.

"We're having a lot of sliding accidents. Most of them aren't severe because they're low speed, but the possibility of people getting truly hurt out there is out there," said Wells.

And, with vehicle accidents a problem during New Year's Eve, according to addiction centers, binge drinkers are at a high risk especially on New Year's Eve.

But how do you know when you've hit your limit?

"It all depends on your body type and how much you drink normally. There's no way to really predict what's too much for you but if you're having more than 3 alcoholic beverages in a one hour period you've got a problem coming."

Wells also says if you or someone you know drinks so much that they're not breathing properly or vomiting and not waking up, then that's when you need to call for help.

 

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