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New data supports use of muscle relaxant to treat alcoholism

French health care authorities gathered at a Paris conference on March 17 to announce that two clinical studies had been finalized, and their results...

Willpower not as important in substance abuse recovery, study

Some people believe willpower is what’s needed most when overcoming drug addiction, but a new study provides evidence that the use of recovery strategies...

Progress in drug rehab may be more difficult for women

A study published in the latest issue of the Journal of Women and Health indicates that women show slower therapeutic progress in drug rehab...

The similarity between workaholism and alcoholism  

In 1971, minister and psychologist Wayne Oates created the word ‘workaholism’ —  an analogy to alcoholism due to the similar destructive compulsion that characterizes...

A new candidate for alcohol addiction treatment: ibudilast

UCLA researchers sought to determine the efficacy of ibudilast in alcohol addiction treatment in a new study published last month in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. Mostly...

The Jellinek Curve and its contribution to addiction recovery

The name E.M. Jellinek and The Jellinek Curve might be unfamiliar but the changes he brought to the field of addiction studies are well-known. From...

Getting through post-acute withdrawal syndrome

Addiction is not just a temporary habit or a hiccup of dependence, it is a chronic brain disorder that develops over an extended period...

The interwoven social fabric of substance abuse and attorneys

A recent study published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine delved into the extent of substance use disorders (SUDs) and mental health issues among...

New drug targets stress system to curb alcohol dependence

Researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) are developing a new drug, which could reduce alcohol use in people with...
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