New drug helps alcoholics re­cover

Focus-Science and Technology - - Discoveries - Re­duced both the amount of al­co­hol drunk by test rats and their anx­i­ety.y

A DRUG FOR treat­ing al­co­holism with­out caus­ing de­pres­sion could be avail­able within five years. Ex­ist­ing treat­ments tar­get the dopamine release that al­co­hol trig­gers in the brain but can leave pa­tients de­pressed. Now sci­en­tists at the Univer­sity of Wis­con­sin, Mil­wau­kee have made com­pounds that

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