Alcoholism May Be Linked to Eating Disorders, Study Says

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Through a research study, it was found that alcoholics may be more vulnerable to certain types of eating disorders. The best care for alcoholism can be found at a 24/7 medically supervised detox center such as Harbor Village.

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“In addition to great health risks, alcohol abuse could cost you your job, family and self worth. Take action by checking into a detox center such as Harbor Village that offers safe, effective treatment,” said Robert Niznik, Harbor Village CEO.

As reported by Fox News (8/21) in their article, Alcohol dependence and bulimia may share common genetic risk factors, a new research study published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, found that alcoholics may be more vulnerable to certain types of eating disorders.

Alcohol abuse can cause serious health issues up to and including death for drinkers. It is best treated by a professional, certified 24/7 medically supervised detox center such as Harbor Village. Located in sunny South Florida, Harbor Village, an alcoholism treatment center, has a trained staff including physicians and nurses who provide private alcohol rehab for clients. In an upscale, state-of-the art environment, clients are greeted by luxury accommodations including a beautifully furnished suite with satellite television, over an acre of scenic outdoor lounge area, spa, salon, massage and acupuncture services, nutritious, gourmet dining and the individualized care by the attentive staff.

According to Alcohol dependence and bulimia may share common genetic risk factors, study author Melissa Munn-Chernoff, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, said, “Prior studies have shown that among people who had eating disorders, there were higher rates of alcohol abuse and dependence than those who didn’t have these eating disorders.”

“These types of studies capture the nature and nurture debate,” she said. “It’s always a combination of both, but these studies are designed to tap into that, and even though we didn’t find significant environmental risk factors, it doesn’t mean that they’re not important.”

Chernoff believes this research will help doctors in treating both alcoholics and those suffering from bulimia. She says that in the future, doctors should ask alcoholics about eating disorders and visa versa.

“In addition to great health risks, alcohol abuse could cost you your job, family and self worth. Take action by checking into a detox center such as Harbor Village that offers safe, effective treatment,” said Robert Niznik, Harbor Village CEO.

For more information, visit: http://harborvillageflorida.com/ or call the 24/7 hotline at 1-855-338-6900.

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