10 Professions In Which Hangovers Can Kill

Pilots

You may think that Denzel Washington delivered an award-winning performance in “Flight,” but his role wasn’t that far-fetched. According to a study by the National Transportation Safety Board, there was a four-fold increase in the use of both legal and illegal drugs related to pilots who were killed in plane crashes. The NTSB tests the bodies of pilots for drug use: in 1990, less than 10 percent of pilots had drugs in their system, but by 2011, this number had increased by 40 percent. Antihistamines (which can cause drowsiness) were the most commonly identified legal drug, while marijuana was the most common illegal drug.
Pilots