May 11, 2022

Dr. Lawrence Weinstein, AAC’s chief medical officer, was recently interviewed by Eat This, Not That on the benefits and what exactly happens to the body when someone stops drinking alcohol.

According to Dr. Weinstein, there are a host of short and long-term benefits that take place when alcohol is stopped, including a decreased risk of cancer, increased circulatory health, neurological improvement, a strengthened immune system, a lowered risk of organ damage and it can even decrease chances of getting a lung infection.

“Worldwide, alcohol is one of the leading causes of deaths, and in the U.S., alcohol is responsible for more deaths each year than opioids,” said Dr. Weinstein. “With the most attention and focus on the astronomical increase in the presence of fentanyl… it seems as though the dangers of alcohol have been overlooked.”

To read Dr. Weinstein’s extensive and informative piece, visit Eat This, Not That.