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Acetate derived from alcohol metabolism directly influences epigenetic regulation in the brain

Acetate derived from alcohol metabolism directly influences epigenetic regulation in the brain

Oxytocin blocks excess drinking in alcohol-dependent rats

Oxytocin blocks excess drinking in alcohol-dependent rats

Study reveals new insights into genetic drivers of heavy drinking and alcohol use disorder

Study reveals new insights into genetic drivers of heavy drinking and alcohol use disorder

Positive link found between anxiety during childhood, adolescence with later alcohol use disorders

Positive link found between anxiety during childhood, adolescence with later alcohol use disorders

Scientists reverse alcohol-seeking behavior in rats with flip of a switch

Scientists reverse alcohol-seeking behavior in rats with flip of a switch

Adolescent binge drinking may raise risk for anxiety later in life

Adolescent binge drinking may raise risk for anxiety later in life

Study shows how neuroactive steroids inhibit activity of pro-inflammatory proteins

Study shows how neuroactive steroids inhibit activity of pro-inflammatory proteins

OHSU research uncovers new target to prevent, treat alcoholism

OHSU research uncovers new target to prevent, treat alcoholism

Binge drinking in adolescence causes lasting changes in emotional center of brain

Binge drinking in adolescence causes lasting changes in emotional center of brain

Sexual minorities are at higher risk for different health problems, finds study

Sexual minorities are at higher risk for different health problems, finds study

Alcohol-linked disease overtakes hep C as top reason for liver transplant

Alcohol-linked disease overtakes hep C as top reason for liver transplant

Lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals more likely to suffer severe substance use disorders

Lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals more likely to suffer severe substance use disorders

Reducing alcohol use could help quit daily smoking habit

Reducing alcohol use could help quit daily smoking habit

Parental alcohol use disorder associated with offspring marital outcomes

Parental alcohol use disorder associated with offspring marital outcomes

Penn State researchers discover five types of problem drinking

Penn State researchers discover five types of problem drinking

In-person social contact may offer protection against depression and PTSD symptoms

In-person social contact may offer protection against depression and PTSD symptoms

Alcohol changes the molecular basis of memory formation

Alcohol changes the molecular basis of memory formation

Scientists discover primary, direct target of alcohol in the brain

Scientists discover primary, direct target of alcohol in the brain

Binge drinking history makes male and female mice react differently to stress, study shows

Binge drinking history makes male and female mice react differently to stress, study shows

UC Riverside researchers receive NIH grant to study alcohol use disorders among Pacific Islanders

UC Riverside researchers receive NIH grant to study alcohol use disorders among Pacific Islanders