Alcohol Abuse

UK announces pill to reduce alcohol dependence

02-10   UK announces pill to reduce alcohol dependence

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National Health Service (NHS) patients in the UK will soon have access to a drug designed to reduce alcohol consumption. Already being prescribed in Scotland, the drug nalmefene, also known as selincro, is taken in pill form once daily and reduces the urge to drink alcohol. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, (NICE) […]

01-26   Against The Tide: Michael Phelps and Substance Abuse

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Michael Phelps, 29, is the most decorated Olympian of all time with a total of 22 medals. I8 of his medals are gold, double the number of the second highest record holder. He is a truly phenomenal swimmer. At the London Olympics in 2012 he won four gold medals and two silver medals making him […]

12-30   How about a safe and sober New Year’s Eve?

If this is the first New Year’s Eve you are facing as a recovering alcoholic, you may be inclined to hide under the covers until 12:01 a.m. on January 1st. Better to just avoid the whole crazy night than to get tripped up on a trigger. But there are options, believe it or not, to […]

12-20   Peroxisome as an Alcohol Treatment

Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) agonists are drugs that have been traditionally used in the treatment of metabolic syndrome, primarily for lowering triglycerides and blood sugar. PPAR agonists work by binding to cells’ peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors, biochemical sensors responsible for regulating the expression of genes. PPAR agonists have been enjoying a growing body of research in […]

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