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Binge drinking likely to contribute to development of compulsive alcohol consumption

Binge drinking likely to contribute to development of compulsive alcohol consumption

Opioid use gradually increases few years after bariatric surgery, study shows

Opioid use gradually increases few years after bariatric surgery, study shows

Study reveals that large number of people in the U.S. drink at very high levels

Study reveals that large number of people in the U.S. drink at very high levels

One in five bariatric surgery patients likely to develop alcohol problems, study finds

One in five bariatric surgery patients likely to develop alcohol problems, study finds

Alcoholism may have different effects on the brain’s reward system of women than in men

Alcoholism may have different effects on the brain’s reward system of women than in men

TSRI study could lead to personalized treatments for alcohol dependence

TSRI study could lead to personalized treatments for alcohol dependence

Loss of partner to suicide may increase risk for mental and physical disorders

Loss of partner to suicide may increase risk for mental and physical disorders

Study to assess effectiveness of two OTC medications for treating alcoholism in bipolar patients

Study to assess effectiveness of two OTC medications for treating alcoholism in bipolar patients

Study finds greater risk of suicide following initial episode of self-harm

Study finds greater risk of suicide following initial episode of self-harm

People with family history of alcoholism more likely to hold onto painful memory of hangovers

People with family history of alcoholism more likely to hold onto painful memory of hangovers

Novel potassium channel genes could be promising therapeutic targets for alcohol use disorder

Novel potassium channel genes could be promising therapeutic targets for alcohol use disorder

Strong ‘therapeutic alliance’ can be key to successful treatment of alcohol use disorder

Strong ‘therapeutic alliance’ can be key to successful treatment of alcohol use disorder

Resilience lowers risk for developing alcohol use disorders, study shows

Resilience lowers risk for developing alcohol use disorders, study shows

Heavy alcohol use during adolescence alters brain development, study shows

Heavy alcohol use during adolescence alters brain development, study shows

Preventive interventions for adolescent alcohol and drug use may need to begin in early childhood

Preventive interventions for adolescent alcohol and drug use may need to begin in early childhood

Telephone-based intervention holds potential to help military members struggling with alcohol abuse

Telephone-based intervention holds potential to help military members struggling with alcohol abuse

Highly caffeinated alcoholic drinks may induce changes in the adolescent brain similar to cocaine

Highly caffeinated alcoholic drinks may induce changes in the adolescent brain similar to cocaine

Alcohol produces same neural and molecular changes as rapid antidepressant drugs

Alcohol produces same neural and molecular changes as rapid antidepressant drugs

Study examines racial differences in alcohol involvement and trauma exposures

Study examines racial differences in alcohol involvement and trauma exposures

Waiting impulsivity may help spot offspring of alcoholics at risk for developing alcohol addiction

Waiting impulsivity may help spot offspring of alcoholics at risk for developing alcohol addiction