Category Archives: Alcohol Abuse Treatment Resources

Does Alcohol Abuse Increase Cancer Risk?

Does Alcohol Abuse Increase Cancer Risk?
Studies have shown that alcoholic beverages act as carcinogens, substances that naturally make body tissue more susceptible to cancer when consumed by humans. This research also notes that cancer risks are even greater when humans combine alcohol abuse with smoking cigarettes. The type of alcohol consumed had no effect on the outcome of the study, ...
The Facts About Men vs. Women and Alcoholism

The Facts About Men vs. Women and Alcoholism
Many of the physical differences between men and women are obvious, but one less visible physiological difference between men and women is how their bodies react to alcohol. How alcohol is metabolized, susceptibility to alcohol abuse and alcoholism, and even treatments for addiction can differ greatly based on the individual’s gender. Alcohol Metabolization Body composition plays a ...
How Alcohol Abuse Affects Bones, Increases Risk of Osteoporosis

How Alcohol Abuse Affects Bones, Increases Risk of Osteoporosis
Many people believe osteoporosis is only a problem for men and women over the age of 50, but the condition isn’t limited to seniors. While not all the risk factors for osteoporosis are controllable, there are many that can be influenced by diet and lifestyle.  That’s why it’s important for individuals of any age to ...
Are Binge Drinkers More Likely to Become Alcohol Dependent?

Are Binge Drinkers More Likely to Become Alcohol Dependent?
Binge drinking is a growing problem in the United States. In January 2012, the CDC released estimates that more than 38 million adults participate in binge drinking. Many do so as many as four times a month. While the largest group engaging in binge drinking is in the 18-to-24-age range, those over 65 who imbibe ...
Alcohol Abuse and Its Link to Atrial Fibrillation and Cardiac Arrhythmia

Alcohol Abuse and Its Link to Atrial Fibrillation and Cardiac Arrhythmia
Alcohol and Heart Conditions Most Americans are familiar with alcohol’s negative impacts on the brain, liver, and kidneys, but many do not understand the risks that alcohol abuse carries for the heart. These risks are exacerbated by the amount of alcohol a user consumes and the frequency of consumption. Healthy Heart Functions In order to understand the way ...
Why Binge Drinking Is Such a Problem on College Campuses

Why Binge Drinking Is Such a Problem on College Campuses
A college has infamously been a time when kids experiment with drugs and alcohol and (hopefully) come out unscathed. We have traditionally looked at these years as a time when experimentation is a rite of passage into adulthood and applauded graduates for surviving. However, by viewing college alcohol and drug abuse in this manner, we ...