Personal stress is a major risk factor for relapse in alcoholism, addiction and compulsive gambling. Vitamin B supplements are commonly recommended for recovering alcoholics and addicts for their brain cell rebuilding capacity. This research report while aimed at work stress confirms the ability for vitamin B to effectively reduce stress. The effect of 90 day …∞
Postural sway among abstinent alcoholics can be improved up to a point Excessive sway during quiet standing is a common and significant consequence of chronic alcoholism, even after prolonged sobriety, and can lead to fall-related injury and even death. A new study of residual postural instability in alcohol-abstinent men and women shows that alcoholics improve …∞
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New Findings on Asian Alcohol-Protection Gene Only certain East Asian populations have a high prevalence of a gene that protects against alcohol over-consumption, and researchers speculate that some event must have occurred over the past few thousand years to make this genetic protection advantageous, Reuters reported. Yale University researchers said that unknown environmental factors are …∞
Executive function (EF) guides complex behavior such as planning, decision-making, and response control. Alcohol dependence (AD) is known to impair EF. New findings indicate that increased impulsiveness and decreased EF may comprise an inherited trait that signifies greater risk for developing AD. Executive function (EF), frequently associated with the frontal lobes, guides complex behavior such …∞
Family Alcoholism History Linked With Mood/Anxiety Disorders From the Betty Ford Institute Research has shown that a family history (FH) of alcohol dependence (AD) not only increases the risk for AD, but is also associated with an increased risk for mood and anxiety disorders. However, it is unknown how a FH of AD affects neural …∞
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Studies have demonstrated that between 30 and 80% of alcoholics are thiamine deficient, and this puts them at risk of developing the Wernickeâ€“Korsakoff (WK) syndrome.
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Image via Wikipedia The 10 Most Important Things Known About Addiction If you were asked: ‘What are the most important things we know about addiction?’ what would you say? This paper brings together a body of knowledge across multiple domains and arranged as a list of 10 things known about addiction, as a response to …∞
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Adolescents at risk of developing a substance-use disorder have deficits in frontal brain activation < Brain synapse x 10,000 Children and adolescents at high risk for developing a substance-use disorder (SUD) tend to show deficits in executive cognitive function (ECF). A study using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to assess eye movements in adolescents …∞