Alcohol Impacts DNA Early On
Do you ever have trouble controlling your drinking? Do you wish that you could quit your drinking? When did you first begin consuming alcohol? Do you suffer from teen alcohol addiction? Studies have shown that the earlier someone begins drinking, the more likely they are to develop a drinking problem. And that's especially troubling because many people are introduced to alcohol in their teenage years, during high school, when it has a high chance of affecting them to a large extent. Now, a new scientific study has shown that alcohol usage has a significant effect on young people's DNA, earlier than many people had thought.
Alcohol influences people's DNA through free radicals, compounds released that can affect the makeup of proteins. The study was undertaken in Mexico City, where students were studied according to their drinking habits. The ones that were drinking on the weekends showed significant damage to their DNA. “We saw that the ones who drank sustained twice as much oxidative damage compared with the group that did not consume alcohol," said a scientist who worked on the study. And though people have long known that alcohol causes damage to young people, this study has shown that their DNA is also effected.
Do you drink more than you should? Do you wish that you could control your drinking? When did you begin your drinking? Do you think there's much chance that you're an alcoholic? Though alcohol addiction is a disease that affects millions of Americans, the good news is that it is treatable. Call Retreat at Lancaster County to learn what sort of alcohol detox Lancaster PA has to offer. We can help you quit your drinking and get your life back. We can arrange transportation from OH, PA, NJ, NY, MD, DE, and CT.