‘We can completely reverse alcohol dependence’

A study, published this week in The Journal of Neuroscience, built on previous work on a certain subset of neurons that seem to play a substantial role in alcoholism.

The neurons in question make up just 5 percent of the total neurons in the amygdala and are referred to as the central nucleus of the amygdala; this subset of neurons have been shown to become activated by frequent alcohol use. The more an individual drinks, the more the neuronal circuit is reinforced. This then drives further alcohol use and addiction.

Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) set out to see if this neuronal group could be influenced and perhaps controlled.

read the full article.. www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/312817.php

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