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Reduced brain growth in alcoholics with family drinking history

Reduced brain growth in alcoholics with family drinking history

Genetic tendency toward suicide linked to genome on chromosome 2

Genetic tendency toward suicide linked to genome on chromosome 2

Two glasses of red a day may prevent Alzheimer's

Two glasses of red a day may prevent Alzheimer's

Drinking during pregnancy linked to offspring's risk of alcohol disorders in early adulthood

Drinking during pregnancy linked to offspring's risk of alcohol disorders in early adulthood

Poor sense of smell among alcoholics associated with prefrontal cognitive dysfunction

Poor sense of smell among alcoholics associated with prefrontal cognitive dysfunction

Naltrexone may increase the urge to drink

Naltrexone may increase the urge to drink

Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-step programmes for alcohol dependence

Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-step programmes for alcohol dependence

Teen drinking a predictor for alcohol abuse later in life

Teen drinking a predictor for alcohol abuse later in life

Early drinking lifetime risk

Early drinking lifetime risk

Drinking alcohol early in life increases alcohol dependence throughout life

Drinking alcohol early in life increases alcohol dependence throughout life

Evidence-based treatments for alcohol dependence

Evidence-based treatments for alcohol dependence

Combined pharmacotherapies and behavioral interventions for alcohol dependence

Combined pharmacotherapies and behavioral interventions for alcohol dependence

Greater suicide risk for alcoholics with personality disorders

Greater suicide risk for alcoholics with personality disorders

Gene variant doubles risk for obsessive-compulsive disorder

Gene variant doubles risk for obsessive-compulsive disorder

Experts unsurprised by level of alcohol abuse

Experts unsurprised by level of alcohol abuse

Stress increases alcoholism

Stress increases alcoholism

Amygdala activation to interpersonal threat can be specifically linked to the severity of social anxiety symptoms

Amygdala activation to interpersonal threat can be specifically linked to the severity of social anxiety symptoms

Study links low level of response (LR) to alcohol to an area on chromosome 10

Study links low level of response (LR) to alcohol to an area on chromosome 10

Strong relationship of major depressive disorder to alcohol use disorders, drug disorders and other mental health conditions

Strong relationship of major depressive disorder to alcohol use disorders, drug disorders and other mental health conditions

Family history of alcohol dependency does not relate to age of first drink

Family history of alcohol dependency does not relate to age of first drink