Jordan A1, Salen P2, Wojda TR3, Cohen MS2, Hasani A4, Luster J4, Seoane J4, Stawicki SP3, Stankewicz H2.Author information1Department of Surgery, St. Luke’s University Health Network, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA.2Department of Emergency Medicine, St. Luke’s University Health Network, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA.3Department of Research and Innovation, St. Luke’s University Health Network, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA.4Medical School of Temple University/St. Luke’s University Health Network, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA.AbstractIntroduction:

Polysubstance abuse (PSA) is a significant problem affecting our society. In addition to negatively affecting the health and well-being of substance users, alcohol and/or drug abuse is also associated with heavy injury burden. The goal of this study was to determine if elevated serum alcohol (EtOH) levels on initial trauma evaluation correlate with the simultaneous presence of other substances of abuse (SOAs). We hypothesized that PSA would be more common among patients who present with EtOH levels in excess of the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) (

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