A study by Indiana University found significant yet surprising differences in the brain functions and activity of alcohol-dependent women. It provided valuable insight into the risky decisions made by women regarding when and what to drink. (more…)Continue reading
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A new study revealed some staggering facts on addictive disorders throughout the world. Almost 5 percent, 240 million adults, struggle with an alcohol use disorder and more than 20 percent, 1 billion adults, smoke tobacco. The number of people injecting drugs is estimated at around 15 million worldwide.Continue reading
Some individuals’ self-esteem is significantly dependant on their relationships. Such people are more inclined to resort to alcohol in order to deal with their sorrows if they fear their partner’s unfaithfulness. Jealous people in low quality relationships are at higher risk of alcohol problems, suggests a new study.Continue reading
A recent study conducted by The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) demonstrated how binge drinking behaviors in animals can be controlled by eliminating a certain brain protein. In this analysis, mice were deprived of said protein, diminishing reward property signals that the brain receives during increased alcohol consumption.Continue reading