Story URL: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=217844
Story Retrieval Date: 5/20/2013 4:18:22 PM CST
Beer will fill the streets on March 17th.
With St. Patrick's Day approaching, researchers warn party-goers of the dangers related to binge drinking on holidays.
Revelers beware: Green beer may be your trigger for a binge
With St. Patrick's Day just a jig around the corner, Chicagoans can be sure of two things. The Chicago River will turn green and many partygoers will be celebrating with a lot of drinking. Researchers warn about the dangers of what they call "event-specific drinking" and note that tolerance has much less to do with physiology and more to do with the environment.