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Effects of Risky Drinking, Tobacco and Drug Use
Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Use Cause or Contribute to More Than 70 Other Conditions Requiring Medical Care, Including:
- Cancer of the bladder, esophagus, larynx, lung, liver, pancreas, breast and mouth
- Heart disease and stroke
- Pulmonary disease
- Pregnancy complications
- Infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis
- Accidents and trauma
Substance use also co-occurs with and, in some cases, may cause or worsen a range of other medical conditions, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), conduct disorder, eating disorders, various cancers and cardiovascular diseases, and gastrointestinal problems.
Tobacco, alcohol and drug use are responsible for more than 20% of all deaths in the U.S. each year.
- CASAColumbia. (2012). Addiction medicine: Closing the gap between science and practice.
16% of state budget funds are spent on risky substance use and addiction.
Stonegate Center accepts many major insurance carriers. We strongly believe that the cost of drug and alcohol addiction treatment should not prevent you from getting the rehab care you need. Our admissions team will work directly with your insurance company to ensure you maximize your benefits.
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