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2014-07-17 16:09:09

University of Texas at Austin Neuroscientists at The University of Texas at Austin have generated mutant worms that do not get intoxicated by alcohol, a result that could lead to new drugs to treat the symptoms of people going through alcohol withdrawal. The scientists accomplished this feat by inserting a modified human alcohol target into the worms, as reported this week in The Journal of Neuroscience. "This is the first example of altering a human alcohol target to prevent...

2013-06-04 23:16:19

AlcoholAbuseDetox.org recently was launched with the goal to help raise awareness of alcoholism, and help people get on a safe path to recovery. New York, New York (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 It should not be a secret to anyone at this point in time that alcohol, opium, heroin, marijuana and all other drugs are available in the market — whether they are legal or not. It must be left to local, state, and federal authorities to combat the problems of how it is so easily available. However,...

2012-06-13 10:27:06

Research in animal models may hold a key to teens' behavior Research into alcohol's effect on juvenile rats shows they have an ability to build up a physical, but not cognitive, tolerance over the short term – a finding that could have implications for adolescent humans, according to Baylor University psychologists. The research findings are significant because they indicate that blood alcohol concentration levels alone may not fully account for impaired orientation and navigation...

2012-01-19 20:38:26

A study of a controversial housing project that allows chronically homeless people with severe alcohol problems to drink in their apartments found that during their first two years in the building residents cut their heavy drinking by 35 percent. For every three months during the study, participants drank an average of 8 percent fewer drinks on their heaviest drinking days. They also had fewer instances of delirium tremens, a life-threatening form of alcohol withdrawal. The American...

2011-08-16 12:40:26

    * Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) regulates neuronal plasticity.    * Researchers have found high serum BDNF levels among alcohol-dependent (AD) but abstinent individuals that do not correlate with either chronic drinking or associated toxicity.    * These findings suggest that BDNF may predict relapse in AD individuals undergoing treatment. One of the ways an alcohol dependence (AD) diagnosis can be made is through measurement of...

2011-06-06 00:01:28

WellStep, an office-based treatment program located in Roswell, Georgia in suburban Atlanta announces its new outpatient alcohol detox program allowing appropriate patients to safely and comfortably discontinue moderate to heavy alcohol use without hospitalization. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 05, 2011 WellStep, an office based addiction treatment program located in suburban Atlanta, Georgia (http://www.WellStep.com) is pleased to announce its new one week outpatient alcohol detox program...

2011-05-31 21:11:37

Finding could lead to development of drugs that decrease heavy alcohol consumption A team of Scripps Research Institute scientists has found a key biological mechanism underpinning the transition to alcohol dependence. This finding opens the door to the development of drugs to manage excessive alcohol consumption. "Our focus in this study, like much of our lab's research, was to examine the role of the brain's stress system in compulsive alcohol drinking driven by the aversive aspects of...

2011-02-15 19:53:52

    * Alcohol dependence (AD) may develop through alcohol's effects on neural signaling.    * Researchers have found that neuroactive steroids may mediate some of the effects of alcohol on ÃŽ³-aminobutyric acid type A (GABAA) receptors.    * These findings suggest that genetic variations in neuroactive steroid-producing enzymes may be related to risk for AD. One of the ways in which alcohol dependence (AD) may develop is through...

2010-09-23 12:42:00

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that high levels of a stress hormone in recovering alcoholics could increase the risk of relapse. The study showed that cortisol, a hormone produced by the adrenal gland in response to stress, is found in high levels in chronic alcoholics, as well as those recovering from the condition. Researchers found that this could result in impaired memory, attention and decision-making functions, which could decrease the patient's ability to engage...

2010-09-08 14:00:28

    * Alcohol consumption, withdrawal, and abstinence can all raise stress hormones in humans and animals.    * A review has described how stress hormones called glucocorticoids are associated with neurotoxicity during abstinence after withdrawal from alcohol dependence.    * Glucocorticoid receptor antagonism may therefore represent a pharmacological option for recovery. Both drinking and withdrawal from chronic drinking can raise circulating...


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