As we know, drinking in excess for long periods of time leads to some pretty serious long-term issues. However, some people are unaware that alcohol can lead to many different types of life threating cancers. Below are a few ways alcohol contributes to cancer. For more information on sober living In New Jersey, contact us today.

Causes Damage to Body Tissue

Alcohol being an irritant, damages cells in your body, that will eventually attempt to repair themselves. These changes in cells can ultimately lead to the development of cancer. Alcohol also causes inflammation and scarring in the liver. Liver cells that attempt to correct this damage can cause a change in their DNA and eventually become cancerous.


Unfortunately, alcohol makes it difficult for your body to fight off dangerous chemicals and toxins. It also exposes your body’s cells lining in the digest track to harmful toxins.

Weight Gain

Alcohol contains heavy amounts of calories. This extra calorie intake can lead to serious weight gain or obesity, which ultimately makes you more susceptible to developing cancer. Also, if your body has cancer cells already present, alcohol can contribute to their growth.

Where can I achieve Sober Living in New Jersey ?

Sober living In New Jersey

Are you or your loved one suffering from alcohol addiction? Don’t let your health deteriorate any further. No matter where you are in your journey to sober living in NJ, the Discovery Institute can guide you to success. So, contact us today to learn more about our detox and rehabilitation programs. You deserve a happy, healthy, sober lifestyle.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MDDr. Jeffrey Berman is a psychiatrist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Hebrew.

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