The People's Perspective on Medicine
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Alcoholism

Could Old Drug Offer New Hope for Problem Drinking?

A new study shows that ketamine might help people limit problem drinking. After one dose, when they expected a beer and didn't get one, people drank less.

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Alcoholism

What Are the Pros and Cons of Drinking?

Deciding whether drinking alcohol has greater risks or benefits is tricky. Drinkers are more likely to have hypertension, but less likely to break a hip.

Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, author of The Craving Mind
Podcasts

Show 1152: Can You Conquer Your Cravings with Mindfulness?

Mindfulness and curiosity can help interrupt a habit loop, conquer your cravings and overcome addiction.

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Alcoholism

Why the Holidays Hold Hidden Medication Risks!

Drug and alcohol interactions could turn you into a mean and nasty person. Some drugs can also boost blood alcohol levels. Could that lead to a DWI arrest?

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Alcoholism

Is Too Much Alcohol Bad for the Brain?

A little alcohol may help you live longer but will too much alcohol lead to brain damage and dementia? French researchers say yes!

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Alcoholism

Naltrexone for Alcohol Problem: Will It Work?

Almost everyone has been touched by an alcohol problem. A friend or family member may be susceptible. Is there a drug that can help overcome alcohol dependency? What about naltrexone?

Alcoholism

Naltrexone Cuts Urge to Drink

Podcasts

753 Overcoming Alcohol Dependence

Alcoholism

New Treatments for Alcoholism