Alcohol Dependency Cured in Animals

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) may have discovered a way to eliminate the urge to drink.
“We can completely reverse alcohol dependence by targeting a network of neurons,” said study leader Olivier George.
The new research, which was published in The Journal of Neuroscience, broadened previous research which showed that drinking alcohol frequently can activate specific groups of neurons.
The more a person drinks, the more they reinforce activity in the neuronal “circuit,” which spurs further alcohol use and addiction. It’s as if the brain creates a special path between alcohol and reward.

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