ALCOHOL AND CANCER
When people consider drug or alcohol addiction, the most attention-grabbing, headline-worthy material is always the number of deaths caused by drinking or drug abuse. But as a recent study shows, death is only one of the serious and harmful outcomes of alcohol abuse. There are many others.
Drug overdoses grab headlines and, as a result, the public mind. A great deal of focus is directed at overdoses, mostly because they have skyrocketed in the last two decades. However, there are many other ways that drugs can kill.
As if it were not clear enough why Americans should not consume alcohol, new study findings indicate that there is a direct connection between alcohol consumption and increased risk for contracting cancer.
It’s clear that consuming alcohol can be harmful. In fact, anything beyond infrequent and conservative levels of drinking should be strongly discouraged for health reasons alone. To drink with any kind of frequency is to open oneself up to potential health problems, including addiction.