Can alcohol abuse disorder be treated therapeutically? A new study tests the possibilities

Is it possible to cure alcohol abuse disorder therapeutically? According to the findings of a new study, a therapeutic cure is indeed possible and the brain immune protein called Interleukin 10 (IL-10) with potent anti-inflammatory properties can play a critical role.

The impact of alcohol on the brain cells is immense. After a drink or two, it is often observed that the person has difficulty walking and suffers from blurred vision and slurred speech and other such observable impediments. Long-term impact of alcohol abuse is more drastic. Affecting some 15 million people in America, the malaise of alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction is such that it rapidly spills out of control and makes it difficult for a person to live a normal life. As with other forms of substance abuse, alcohol addiction leaves a lasting impact on the brain cells – specifically inflammatory immune responses – which are responsible for alcohol-related problems. Read more