From Life’s Little Mysteries:

The results of a study from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) show that not only does an appreciable blood-alcohol level seem to increase a trauma victim’s chances of survival after being admitted to a hospital, but that the drunker a victim is, the more likely he or she is to survive.

Of course it’s a given that being drunk often led to the injury in the first place.

Radio talk show host Lionel once quipped, “I used to have a problem with alcohol, but now I really like the stuff.”