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The Link Between Depression and Alcohol Abuse

The Link Between Depression and Alcohol Abuse

Specialists in addiction care know that alcoholics seeking sobriety may struggle with depression. Drinking is then often resumed as a form of self-medication for that depression. A study by researchers at the University of Illinois/Chicago's (UIC) Center for Alcohol Research in Epigenetics looked at the problem by identifying areas in…

More Evidence Male and Female Brains React Differently to Alcohol

More Evidence Male and Female Brains React Differently to Alcohol

Should men and women receive different treatments for alcohol abuse syndrome, often referred to as alcoholism? That's a question under debate among specialists in the field. But why would distinct treatment tracks be necessary? Researchers have known for many years that abstinent alcoholic men have less brain activity in areas…

Possible New Alcohol Withdrawal Treatment

Possible New Alcohol Withdrawal Treatment

Some 20 million Americans suffer from alcoholism or alcohol use disorder. And the problem has only intensified during the pandemic. One of the significant challenges to recovering from an addiction to alcohol and many drugs is withdrawal. That's what happens to your body when an addictive substance is removed from…

Drinking and Brain Health

Drinking and Brain Health

With so many American's battling addiction to alcohol (20 million-plus as of this writing), many in the medical community have been anxious to better understand alcohol's long-term effects on the brain. In a new paper in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), researchers from Australia and the U.K. offer interesting insights[i]…

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