For individuals struggling to overcome an addiction, it is often a habit that has been cultivated over months or years. Even after completing an intensive treatment program, recovery can end in relapse.
According to a recent study done by researchers at Vanderbilt University, chronic drinkers will have to deal with many brain deficits as a result of their heavy drinking. Alcoholics can perform the same functions as non-drinkers, which was demonstrated in a simple exercise involving finger tapping but their brains have to work much harder to[.....]
As alcoholism and drunk driving are becoming a growing problem across the nation, authorities are looking for ways to monitor these situations and reduce drunk driving incidents. The U.S. government has recently found a way to possibly reduce alcohol-related incidents in the future, with the SCRAM bracelet.
Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera revealed this morning that he has spent three months undergoing alcohol abuse treatment with a doctor in Miami.Â “When you’ve got problems,” said Cabrera, “you can’t hide.”
A Russian government commission approved plans on Thursday to set a minimum price for vodka, the latest step in a campaign led by President Dmitry Medvedev to crack down on alcohol abuse, local news agencies reported.
A recent study showed that alcohol-dependent patients who believed they had been taking active medication (but were really given placebo) consumed fewer alcoholic drinks and reported less alcohol dependence and cravings.
By Colin Gilbert A growing body of evidence indicates that certain prescription medications are valuable in the fight against addiction. One such drug is Naltrexone, which has been around since first approved by the FDA in 1984 for the treatment of heroin addiction. The drug was approved for the treatment of alcoholism in 1994, and[.....]
When a drug proves to be effective in treating the ailment for which it was designed, there is much to celebrate. When that drug can go above and beyond its expectations, the benefits can be significant. Such is the case with one class of drugs that have already proven to be effective in cancer treatments.[.....]
Recent research has revealed that changes in treatment options for drug and alcohol addiction will lead to marked improvements in how patients receive treatment for their problems. One of the most promising new treatment options is the development of new medications. These medications are designed to be used by people with a variety of different[.....]
The concept sounds strange, but neuropharmacologists at the University of Virginia have discovered that a decades-old medicine can actually fight alcohol addiction by decreasing the need for heavy drinking and alleviating the physical and mental harm that’s caused by addiction.