DRINK-related incidents cost the NHS in Yorkshire about £1.7m a year.
Dealing with a glass attack can cost a hospital up to £184,000, with 40 staff involved in dealing with the incident.
The NHS is now asking people to drink sensibly over the festive period in a bid to reduce the spiralling costs associated with binge drinking.
Dr Paul Johnstone, director of public health for Yorkshire, said: “We all like to enjoy ourselves over the Christmas period and there is no problem with drinking sensibly.
“My message is to know your limits and avoid excessive drinking.”
Medical staff in Accident and Emergency departments often deal with injuries resulting from binge drinking, ranging from accidents to fights.
They now hope people will consider the costs associated with dealing with drinking incidents and think twice before drinking excessively.
Dr Johnstone added: “A lot of doctors and nurses end up seeing people with injuries resulting from binge drinking.
“These people are damaging themselves and costing the NHS a great deal of money.
“With Christmas and New Year’s Eve coming up it is important to remember alcohol causes 300 deaths a year in the UK.’’