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Another Grim Pandemic Milestone

Another Grim Pandemic Milestone

Researchers at Michigan Medicine have just published new data on the pandemic and alcohol abuse. They report that registrations for the national organ transplant waiting list tied to alcoholic hepatitis and actual liver transplants for alcohol-related inflammatory liver disease rose dramatically during the pandemic. How dramatically? Each rose by 50%…

A Key Brain Circuit in Cocaine Addiction Discovered

A Key Brain Circuit in Cocaine Addiction Discovered

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, two out of every three Americans struggling with addiction relapse within a year (interestingly, Aware Recovery Care clients do far better than this national average by a factor of six or more). Why does this happen? Well, it turns out that…

Overdose Deaths from Meth Rising Sharply

Overdose Deaths from Meth Rising Sharply

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), "methamphetamine (meth) is a powerful, highly addictive stimulant (drug) that affects the central nervous system. It takes the form of a white, odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder that easily dissolves in water or alcohol." Sadly, it's not only highly addictive – it's…

Women and Alcohol Consumption – a Troubling Trend Is Emerging

Women and Alcohol Consumption – a Troubling Trend Is Emerging

Over the past 100 years, the drinking habits of Americans have changed. The good news. The percentage of teens and adults consuming alcohol is dropping. The troubling news? One hundred years ago, men engaged in risky drinking behaviors at a rate three times greater than seen with women. Sadly, that…

Alcohol Consumption and Cancer
  • September 17, 2021

Alcohol Consumption and Cancer

For years now, medical researchers have been aware of a connection between alcohol use and cancer. New research published in The Lancet Oncology suggests that 4.1% of all new cancer cases in 2020 can be attributed to alcohol use. Researchers also looked at the contribution of moderate (<20 g/day), risky…

The Elderly and Opioid Use Following Surgery… New Findings

The Elderly and Opioid Use Following Surgery… New Findings

It is not uncommon for muscular-skeletal problems to multiply as we age – sometimes requiring surgery. The most common problem, osteoarthritis, affects one in four Americans, particularly older Americans. The most common arthritis-related surgeries? Knee and hip replacement. The other common problem? Hip fractures. The most common drug therapy used…

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