Alcohol Found to be a Significant Contributor to US Cancer Deaths, Cautions Passages Malibu

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Recently published research from Boston University found that alcohol played a role in 3.5% of all cancer deaths in the United States.

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"Although some people can drink a glass of wine with dinner and maintain a healthy relationship with alcohol, others struggle to stay within moderate limits."
- Pax Prentiss

New findings clearly point toward reducing or eliminating alcohol consumption as an effective strategy toward preventing cancer development.

US mortality data was analyzed by Dr. Timothy Naimi, at the Department of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. He and his colleagues discovered that alcohol led to roughly 20,000 cancers deaths each year, which equates to around 3.5% of all US cancer deaths.

The risk to women was particularly pronounced with 6,000 deaths (around 15% of all breast cancer deaths) being attributed directly to alcohol.

Earlier studies have revealed that the consumption of alcohol raises risks for cancers of the liver, esophagus, throat, and mouth. Additional, more recent research also demonstrated that alcohol contributes to the development of colon cancer and rectal cancer.

Dr. Naimi said that the connection between alcohol and cancer “is not widely appreciated by the public.” He added that the relationship is “underemphasized” by physicians.

“The culture of alcohol abuse in the US is something that should be examined very closely,” says Pax Prentiss, CEO of the world-renowned Passages, “Although some people can drink a glass of wine with dinner and maintain a healthy relationship with alcohol, others struggle to stay within moderate limits. We have helped thousands of people with our holistic alcohol treatment program and also offer meaningful guidance to those grappling with illegal substances and abuse of prescription medication. We are honored to work with everyone who comes through our doors. If anyone is looking for a holistic method to overcome their addiction without using the 12-step method, Passages Malibu can be a refreshing and effective alternative.”

The Passages Malibu Addiction Treatment Center was recently named the “Number 1 Treatment Center in the World” by Healthcare Global magazine and “One of The Most Luxurious Place to Dry Out by Forbes magazine.

Both Passages Malibu and Passages Ventura rehab centers have earned coveted accreditation by The Joint Commission (JCAHO), which has only been given to 6% of the nation’s behavioral health treatment programs. Both Passages Malibu and Passages Ventura accept certain insurance plans.

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About Passages Malibu & Passages Ventura:
Founded by Chris Prentiss and Pax Prentiss, Passages Malibu opened in 2001 with its second location, Passages Ventura, opening in 2009. The two drug and alcohol abuse treatment centers offer an alternative to the 12-step/AA model of addiction treatment by using a holistic approach and a program that focuses on the underlying issues of substance dependency, rather than suggesting that addiction is an incurable disease.
Both Passages Malibu and Passages Ventura accept insurance and have earned the accreditation by The Joint Commission (JCAHO), which has only been given to 6% of the nation’s behavioral health treatment programs.

The co-founders are also authors of the acclaimed series of treatment books that include their groundbreaking flagship book, The Alcoholism & Addiction Cure. For general inquiries about treatment, contact: 866-233-1753

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