Newsbeat has seen figures showing more than 126,000 16 to 34-year-olds needed hospital treatment because of booze in England last year.
That is a rise of nearly 20% over five years.
Officials say it's risen in Northern Ireland too but dropped in Scotland and Wales over a similar period.
Doctor Zul Mirza from the College of Emergency Medicine says the problem is costing the NHS £3 billion every year.
"That cost comes through occupying beds, medication and treatment," he said.
"Broken bones, head injuries to long term things like liver and heart," he added.
"We're not saying you shouldn't drink but alcohol can cause life threatening problems."
'More affordable' "There's a combination of factors here," he said. "I think peer pressure plays a part and it's also made worse by alcohol strength being much stronger now.
"We deal with about 20 patients a night, so that's 20 hospital beds freed up," says Emma Weaver, a paramedic. "Last night we went to 10 patients and nine of them were young females who had overdone it on the drink."
With Mardi Gras parades and partying gearing up, should New Orleans and the area consider coming down harder on alcohol offenders to avoid future injuries or problems?