It can frequently be difficult for someone to kick their drinking habits, no matter how destructive they may have become. Therapy, in and outpatient rehab are most often thought of as a tried-and-true approach in dealing with alcoholism. And while many find this course of to be perfectly acceptable and successful, there are some other tools in the treatment toolbox.
Treatment for alcohol use disorder isn't just 12-step programs. Medication can help people who want to stop drinking or drink significantly less.
A smoking-cessation medication can also help lower alcohol craving and dependence. The finding may lead to another treatment option for alcohol problems.
A scientific study reports that a currently available diabetes medication, liraglutide, could prove useful to treat alcohol dependence
Alcoholism is a condition that has plagued mankind for millennia. Research investigating a subset of amygdala neurons might hold the solution.
A specific group of brain cells appears to drive excessive alcohol drinking, and targeting these cells may reverses alcohol dependence, at least in rats.
We may be one step closer to personalized treatments for alcoholism and alcohol use disorder following results of a recent study, say researchers.
New research indicates that opioid misuse and the use of cannabis and other drugs may compromise the effectiveness of treatments for alcohol use disorder.
Researchers have found a “biological clue” that may be responsible for why some people develop a dependence on alcohol.