Andrew Reddick revealed how one of those treated at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee had been stabbed and a number of others suffered facial injuries.
Dr Reddick, a consultant in the department, said: "About 95% of our patients were all intoxicated. That was the primary reason for them coming in.
"It was a broad range of ages from young teenagers to people in their eighties who were inappropriately drunk. There were quite a lot of facial injuries from assaults due to intoxication and we had a stabbing due to intoxication. The stabbing isn't very serious."