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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…

Alcohol's Toll on Children

Alcohol's Toll on Children

Understandably, much has been written of the harm excessive drinking does to the person consuming the alcohol. The long-term impacts on the children of alcoholics are less well understood. So, how big is the problem? In the U.S., it's estimated that one in ten children lives with an alcoholic parent…

How Technology Is Reshaping Addiction Care

How Technology Is Reshaping Addiction Care

Since our inception, Aware Recovery Care has sought to be a leading innovator in addiction treatment. In addition to creating the IHATTM (in-home addiction treatment) model of care, we remain deeply committed to developing digital health interventions that can support our clients continuously. The IHAT Institute is also deeply involved…

The Great Pandemic and Its Many Impacts

The Great Pandemic and Its Many Impacts

We've written a great deal about how the pandemic is impacting the lives of Americans. Newly released data sharpens that focus… Average life expectancy dropped from age 79 in 2018 to 77 in 2020Alcohol consumption in 2020 rose 14% in the U.S., with women reporting a rise in alcohol use…

2020’s Deadly Overdose Toll

2020’s Deadly Overdose Toll

COVID-19 continues to dominate the news as it did throughout much of 2020. Hidden from sight is the raging epidemic of drug overdose deaths across America. 93,331 That’s the number of Americans who perished from a drug overdose in 2020. And that number represents a jump of 30% over the…

Hope Has Arrived in RI

Hope Has Arrived in RI

Very soon Aware Recovery Care will begin offering its unique in-home addiction treatment program to Rhode Island residents. Rhode Island is the nation's smallest state, but, like all states, it has its fair share of alcohol and drug abuse. In 2020, fatal drug overdoses rose by 25% from the year before…

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