Alcohol Problems

Sobered up using LSD

Forty years ago, LSD was used in the treatment of alcoholics - with good results. Perhaps it's time to look at it again?

Mar 08, 2012
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Alcohol blackouts: Not a joke

The heaviest drinking and steepest trajectory of increasing alcohol problems are typically observed during the mid-teens to mid-20s. One common and adverse consequence is the alcohol-related blackout (ARB), which is reported ...

Dec 16, 2014
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Understanding the biology of PTSD

(Medical Xpress) -- The images of war often stay with those who have experienced it long after a conflict is over. While the physical wounds are apparent, we are learning more and more about the toll these conflicts take ...

Nov 10, 2011
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Genetics of addiction: Twin studies

Twin studies offer a critical method to studying questions of nature and nurture in addiction research. Identical twins arise from the same fertilized egg, so they share 100 percent of their genes. If a trait is entirely ...

Nov 06, 2013
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