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The Overlap of Alcohol and Cancer

There is a strong link between alcoholism and cancer. Drinking excessively, and sometimes even drinking moderately, can lead to dangerous alcohol effects, it can heighten your risk of developing certain types of cancer.  Per the Dietary Guidelines for Americans set out by the federal government, it is inadvisable to start drinking alcohol, whatever the reasons.…

Guide to Opioid Overdose

Opioid overdose, a potential problem for people dealing with opioid addiction, can occur for a variety of reasons and can even be fatal.  This class of drugs includes prescription painkillers like oxycodone and hydrocodone, as well as heroin and fentanyl.  Opioid painkillers are prescribed to manage pain following surgery or injury. Opioids are also commonly…

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The Dangers of Binge Drinking

Binge drinking is the most common and costly pattern of alcohol consumption in the United States, and it’s also entirely preventable.  Although it does not always lead to alcoholism, this phenomenon is damaging in myriad ways.  Data from the most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH 2020) shows that half of all…