Doctor introduces woman to drugs that are helpful with alcohol detox

Recent Study Indicates Benefits of Gabapentin for Alcohol Detox and Abstinence

A study published in March 2020 in the Journal of the American Medical Association – Internal Medicine[1] shows the use of the nerve pain reliever gabapentin—with brand names such as Neurontin, Gralise, and Horizant—may be helpful in treating people with acute alcohol withdrawal symptoms. The study’s results also demonstrated gabapentin is effective in promoting abstinence…

A “Reality Check” for Healthcare Professionals Who May Actually Be High-Functioning Alcoholics – PART TWO

[Note to Reader: See “PART ONE” of this 2-part blog-post in the archives.] When a doctor, nurse or any other healthcare professional regularly drinks an unhealthy amount of alcohol, the fact that they’re sustaining some level of professional and personal success may inhibit them from acknowledging they have an alcohol abuse disorder and getting help…

woman using microscope to see genetic influence in alcohol use disorder

New Study Finds Genetic Influence in Alcohol Use Disorder

It is commonly held in modern science that a person’s genetics influence the risk of psychiatric disorders. But while genetic factors underlying addiction—i.e., alcohol and substance abuse disorder—clearly play an important role in the disease’s development, it can be hard figuring out the specifics of those factors in any given individual’s case (e.g., how does…