Alcoholism: A Physiological Description of the Three Stages of Addiction

By Dr. Jamie Smolen / 12.15.2016 Associate Professor of Medicine University of Florida For many, the holidays are indeed the most wonderful time of the year. Families and friends come together and enjoy food, good cheer – and, often, alcohol. Commercially speaking, alcohol and the holidays seem to be made for each other. Alcohol can[…]

Alcoholism Research: A Virus Could Manipulate Neurons to Reduce the Desire to Drink

Heavy drinking can cause brain changes that make you want to drink more. / Shutterstock   By Yifeng Cheng and Dr. Jun Wang / 10.24.2016 Cheng – PhD Candidate, Neuroscience Wang – Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics Texas A&M University About 17 million adults and more than 850,000 adolescents had some problems with[…]