Did you ever find yourself drinking another beer when you actually had to stop at the previous one? Then you can imagine how this automatic behavior might be involved in the development of substance abuse and addiction. Illuminating this relationship is the very reason Madelon van Hemel-Ruiter started her PhD research.
A large percentage of patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) are intoxicated with alcohol at the time of injury. This study shows that although intoxicated patients have a worse initial clinical presentation, they have a better long-term outcome.
Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of bicyclists was assessed with a breathalyser on nights out. An expected increase in percentage cyclists with a BAC above zero over the course of the night was found, and after midnight the proportion cyclists with alcohol in their blood rose to 90%, with an average BAC above 0.8‰.