Researchers identify a driving network for compulsivity in those with alcohol use disorders. The study reports heavy drinkers have more activity in the prefronal cortex, insular and striatum, areas of the brain critical for reward and decision making.
Activating a receptor found in neurons in the habenula could help treat alcohol addiction and ease withdrawal symptoms, researchers report.
Researchers report a single instance of binge drinking could alter a gene associated with sleep regulation.
Researchers have been able to identify and deactivate a brain pathway liked to memories associated with alcohol cravings in rats.
Researchers have identified a network of genes which appears to work together in determining alcohol dependence.
New research claims alcohol consumption is not a direct cause of cognitive impairment in older men.
Researchers say teens who start drinking prior to age 15 and who also binge drink are more likely to have memory problems as adults. Additionally, early binge drinking may indicate later risk for developing alcoholism.