Alcoholism: New treatment options on the horizon?

Alcoholism: New treatment options on the horizon?

Researchers understand that the addictiveness of alcohol has to do with pleasure centers in the brain, and that alcohol consumption causes the release of dopamine, a neurochemical associated with several pleasurable behaviors. Current treatments that focus on dopamine have unwanted side effects- but fortunately, new research may have uncovered a new treatment option! Medications currently […]

Oxytocin-The Sobering Effect

Oxytocin-The Sobering Effect

For years Oxytocin, a hormone, has been linked to social and sexual behavior. Now there may be another interesting finding. Researchers at the University of Sydney and University of Regensburg have found that it may lessen the effects of alcohol. That right! Normally when we imbibe a little too much, our coordination is greatly affected. […]