April 3, 2022

AAC’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Lawrence Weinstein, was recently featured in a Newsweek article providing information on ways that people can limit or eliminate their alcohol consumption.

Alcohol is a known link to the development of many health conditions, such as heart disease, blood pressure, anxiety, depression, psychological issues, dementia, and various cancers among many others. And, with the drastic increase in alcohol intake during the pandemic, some people may want to change their drinking and potentially reverse any health issues that arose.

According to Dr. Weinstein, when alcohol consumption is stopped, many negative symptoms can reverse, but abrupt alcohol cessation may be dangerous for some.

“Depending on the amount of alcohol consumed on average, alcohol withdrawal can potentially be fatal, so it’s highly recommended that someone in that situation stop their drinking under the guidance of a medical professional in an appropriate detox setting,” said Dr. Weinstein.

To read the entire article, visit Newsweek