Think before you drink! Alcohol causes cancer

Cancer is among the leading causes of death the world over, reports the World Health Organization (WHO). Unfortunately, the numbers are expected to rise by nearly 70 percent within 20 years. The situation remains grim in the United States too. Based on 2008-2012 cases, the American Cancer Society estimates that the rate of cancer incidence is 454.8 per 100,000 men and women per year while the rate of cancer mortality is 171.2 per 100,000 men and women. Read more

Even one drink a day ups breast cancer risks among women

Alcohol consumption, whether moderate or excessive, poses risk to psychological and physical well-being of an individual. What begins as a fun activity with peers and in social circles, or as a means to get rid of life’s stressors, soon becomes symbolic of ugly hangovers, anxiety, depression, liver damage and heart failure.  Read more

Ensure holistic integration to ensure long-term recovery from alcoholism

Excessive and consistent indulgence in drinking can cause a long-term economic burden in the form of compensation and employer liabilities. Compared to nonalcoholic employees, those who tend to indulge in drinking on a regular basis pose a number of challenges to their employers, such as poor performance, unpunctuality, absenteeism, aggressive behavior, etc. Read more

Tips to tame guilt during alcohol addiction recovery

Once a person enters recovery, he or she is swarmed with a feeling of extreme guilt. During an addiction, one is only concerned about procuring the next drink or dose of drug and in the process, one is least concerned about the harm caused to the self and people connected to them. Addiction is a chronic disease that can affect a person’s health, relationships, finances, job and even home. However, one can do absolutely nothing about the past. Therefore, one must be able to deal with these guilt pangs effectively, so as not to feel so helpless that relapse occurs and one gets into a vicious cycle of addiction and relapse. Read more

Mobile messaging technique may help treat alcohol abuse

The drinking problems are common among people in the United States. This is evident from figures according to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) indicating how 86.4 percent of Americans, aged 18 years and above, self-reported about their drinking habits at some point in their lifetime. The numbers also pinpoint the fact that 70.1 percent Americans had consumed alcohol during the past one year while 56 percent said that they had drunk in the past one month. Read more