Scientists find ‘wonder drug’ ineffective for alcohol use disorders

Alcohol is the most widely used substance in the world. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), more than 80,000 people die each year due to alcohol in the United States. The total number of casualties increases to around 3.3 million deaths annually across the world due to alcohol abuse, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The use of pharmacotherapy along with psychosocial interventions has improved the success rate in patients going through alcoholism in remission and improving lifestyle necessary for the long-term alcohol abstinence. Read more

Neurotransmitter induces alcohol cravings, says study

Alcohol addiction has been a common issue affecting millions in the United States. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 136.7 million individuals aged 12 or older were using alcohol in 2016. Read more