Highlighting the Road to Recovery | News

(WKOW) — The road to sobriety is one of the most difficult roads people struggling with alcohol addiction will ever go down. The COVID-19 pandemic further complicated that road for countless people who lost their jobs, their hobbies, and ultimately, their will to stay sober. A report from Wisconsin Policy Forum shows alcohol sales rose … Read more

Alcohol Use Disorder

What Is Alcohol Use Disorder? Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a long-term brain condition in which you can’t stop or control your drinking even though it’s hurting your social life, your job, or your health. It’s a range that includes alcohol abuse, which is when drinking has serious consequences again and again. It also includes … Read more

Mental Health Startup Journey Colab Aims To Develop Mescaline As An FDA-Approved Treatment For Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) has increased during the Covid-19 pandemic Conventional therapies for AUD have limited effectiveness in ensuring long-term remission and harm reduction Journey Colab will test mescaline, a long-acting psychedelic found in peyote, as an adjuvant to conventional treatments for AUD Journey Colab gives co-founder equity to the Indigenous communities that inspire its … Read more

Alcohol Dependence Drug the Next Anti-Anxiety Med?

Disulfiram, a US Food and Drug Admiistration (FDA)–approved medication for the treatment of chronic alcohol dependence, shows promise as a potential anxiolytic, early research suggests. Japanese researchers, headed by Akiyoshi Saitoh, PhD, professor in the Department of Pharmacy, Tokyo University of Science, compared the reactions of mice that received a classic anxiolytic agent (diazepam) to … Read more

AI May Help Spot Alcoholism Relapse Risk

By Robert Preidt HealthDay ReporterHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Artificial intelligence (AI) may be able to identify alcoholics at risk of relapsing after treatment, researchers say. Patients often return to heavy drinking during and after treatment, and may require multiple tries before they can achieve long-term abstinence from unhealthy alcohol use. … Read more

United States Substance Abuse Treatment Market Research Report 2022-2027: Focus on California, Florida, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas – ResearchAndMarkets.com | Business

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Democrats Discuss Ideas for Expanding US Health Coverage

Democrats this week sought to draw attention to proposals for expanding US access to medical care, with the White House unveiling its priorities in a new budget request and members of a House committee revisiting the “Medicare-for-all” approach. President Joe Biden’s budget request for fiscal 2023, which begins October 1, asks Congress to expand funding … Read more

Is There a Difference Between Alcohol Addiction and Alcohol Dependence?

We take it for granted that alcohol is a staple product for consumption. For some people, alcohol is a cultural icon and even a marketing technique. Some sports teams claim an official drink to sell at their stadiums, and theme parks strike licensing deals with vendors. However, alcohol is as dangerous as it is plentiful … Read more

Problem Drinking Led to Millions of Missed Workdays

MONDAY, March 21 2022 (HealthDay News) — Problem drinking led to more than 232 million missed work days a year in the United States before the pandemic, and the situation likely became worse with more people working at home, a new study suggests. “Alcohol use disorder is a major problem in the United States and … Read more

Why Do Some People Become Alcoholics but Not Others? Blame the Br

A newly explored part of the brain controls our ability to avoid negative alcohol experiences. Most of the research done on alcohol addiction so far has focused on the rewarding effects of alcohol. It offers euphoria, boosts mood if someone is feeling depressed, and soothes fear if someone is feeling anxious. But new research has … Read more