Alcohol Addiction

Probing How Alcohol and Drinking Behaviors Change How Inhibitory Cortical Cells Function
As defined by the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a medical condition characterized by an impaired ability to stop or control alcohol use despite adverse… Read More
Large Genome Study Finds a ‘General Addiction Risk Factor’ Commonly Inherited Across Multiple Substance-Use Disorders
In recent years, studies involving large numbers of individuals have identified numerous locations in the human genome where commonly occurring variations in DNA sequence are associated with… Read More
A Molecule Tested in Higher Primates Reduced Alcohol Consumption By Half
Mammals—including great apes and monkeys as well as early humans—began consuming alcohol from fermented fruit long before humans developed methods to distill alcohol. It is therefore not surprising… Read More
New Treatment Approach for Alcohol Use Disorder is Tested in Animals
A research team that included six BBRF grantees has reported encouraging results in animal-model tests exploring a potential new treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD). Read More
Largest Genome Study to Date of Cannabis Use Disorder Reveals New Genetic Underpinnings
A large international study designed to discover associations between genetic variations and risk for cannabis use disorder has generated evidence, in the words of the scientists who led the study, “… Read More