- Alcoholism commonly co-occurs with chronic smoking.
- Both alcohol and nicotine act on the brain’s “drug-reward pathway” or mesocorticolimbic system.
- New findings indicate that alcoholism and chronic smoking have a higher number of common genetic targets than previously…
Both alcoholism and chronic smoking can damage the brain’s prefrontal cortex
Memory function: There is hope for alcoholics with Korsakoff Syndrome
- Individuals with alcohol-induced Korsakoff Syndrome (KS) are often unable to recall recent events .
- A new study investigates if these memory deficits extend to visuoperceptual learning.
- Findings indicate that alcoholics with KS can learn how to perform new tasks…
Hazardous alcohol use by young adults goes far beyond college campuses
Despite recent media attention given to drinking among the college crowd, at-risk alcohol use is neither unique to, nor necessarily the highest among, individuals who complete college, according to a new study. Results are published in the December issue of Alcoholism: Clinical &…