Cancer and Alcohol

Dr. Ruth Warren joins us today to discuss alcohol, cancer risk, and society’s relationship with alcohol consumption. We explore how our relationship with alcohol is conditioned at a young age and how we’re taught to love the drink as we grow up, even if we don’t like the taste. We describe the two ways of connecting and our tendency to use substances—alcohol, cannabis, and others—to enhance our experiences and the way we connect with ourselves and others. We also discuss the sober-curious movement, working on alcohol moderation and abstinence, and witnessing our life patterns without judgment.

A Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Medical Oncology, Board-Certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology, Dr. Ruth Warren has served as a physician for Green Bay Oncology since 2008. She attended the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University. She completed her residency at the Scott & White Hospital, part of the Texas A&M University Health Science Center School of Medicine. She completed her fellowship in Medical Oncology at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin.

“The big question is why we need to be altered in anything, in connection to ourselves and others.”
– Dr. Ruth Warren

This week on Cancer Covered:

  • Why do we love and consume alcohol
  • How we’re conditioned to love alcohol
  • Noah Sweat’s speech on alcohol and society’s bipolar relationship with alcohol
  • How people attempt to enhance their everyday experiences with alcohol
  • The tendency to use alcohol to avoid confronting our anxieties
  • How our connection with ourselves and our goodness become severed
  • The use of alcohol to self-soothe
  • Whether there are health benefits to consuming alcohol
  • Alcohol and cancer risk
  • The “Sober-curious” movement and how Ruth is rethinking her relationship with alcohol
  • Witnessing the life patterns we live without judgment

Connect with Dr. Ruth Warren:

  • Ruth Warren on LinkedIn

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