Alcohol Consumption and Cancer Risk
Excessively consuming alcohol has many more cons than pros—not to mention, you can add increased risk of cancer to the cons list. Alcohol consumption has been linked to an increased risk for various types of cancer. A combined analysis of more than 200 studies, done by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, assessed the link between alcohol and various types of cancer and sought to investigate this association in more detail. This analysis found that alcohol most strongly increased the risks for cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus, and larynx. Statistically significant increases in risk also existed for cancers of the stomach, colon, rectum, liver, female breast, and ovaries. Several mechanisms have been postulated through which alcohol may contribute to an increased risk of cancer. Concurrent tobacco use, which is common among drinkers, enhances alcohol’s effects on the risk for cancers of the upper digestive and respiratory tract.
Alcoholism is something that Americans have been struggling with for many years, but in today’s society where research has confirmed essentially all of the health risks involved with alcoholism, what more information could you possibly need to understand that now is the time to get help with your addiction? Boston, Massachusetts (MA) community members who struggle with alcoholism need to come to a self realization that alcohol consumption is a problem and full commitment to a recovery program is the only way out. Addiction has, can, and will ruin lives—but the choice is ultimately yours. In order to truly and completely recover from addiction, first you must have the courage to admit to yourself and to your supporting network that you have a problem. Finding the right professional treatment to combine with self-management and a support network is the most successful way to treat addiction, and Seabrook House has the some of the highest quality professional treatment on the east coast.
Seabrook House believes that the delivery of addiction treatment must be specifically oriented toward the gender, age, sexual orientation, and culture of each patient. Group therapy is provided in a gender-specific setting. Upon admission, every patient has a 2-day orientation with a detoxification counselor and is oriented to the treatment and standards of the 4 – 5 week treatment program. Located in rural Bridgeton, New Jersey (NJ)—roughly a 6 hour drive or about an hour flight from Boston, Massachusetts (MA)—Seabrook House has the structured, nurturing programs to foster the kind of change necessary for a clean and sober life. Cancer claims the lives of so many people—so why would you intentionally put yourself at a higher risk for cancer by drinking and letting your addiction get the best of you? Boston, Massachusetts (MA) citizens struggling with alcoholism should consult Seabrook House today to ensure that you learn how maintain a healthy lifestyle instead of drinking and subsequently decrease your chance of developing cancer.