Several effective medications are now available for treating opioid use disorder but many patients who could benefit do not receive them. Some patients who receive the medications face challenges to staying
Two weeks ago, nearly 6,000 of you (the most ever!) descended on Houston, Texas for the incredible 2018 NADCP Annual Training Conference featuring Vet Court Con. While it's impossible to convey just
The behaviour of rats that chose alcohol had several similarities to the diagnostic criteria that are used for alcohol addiction in humans, for instance continued use despite negative consequences. This was
This clinical trial:
Binge drinking during adolescent development can have long-lasting effects in the brain, and recent data shows that these effects may directly impact first-generation offspring. These observations could have consequences for human
In comparison, current U.S. guidelines recommend no more than 2 drinks per day for men and no more than 1 drink per day for women.
Even light-to-moderate levels of alcohol intake
"Sleep is a serious problem for alcoholics," said Mahesh Thakkar, PhD, professor and director of research in the MU School of Medicine's Department of Neurology and lead author of the study.
This study found that:
The prefrontal cortex (PFC) and the behavior-management abilities it supports -- both of which continue to mature throughout the teenage years -- are particularly vulnerable to the effects of heavy alcohol