Tag Archives: Addiction

Viewpoints: Any Other Public Health Problem Would Be Researched. Why Not Guns?; Remove Restrictions On Prescribing Buprenorphine To Treat Opioid Addiction

Opinion writers weigh in on these public health issues and others. Bloomberg: More Gun Research Will Lead To Better Firearm Policies A congressional subcommittee held a hearing last week on the state of gun violence research in the U.S. The conclusion? It’s shamefully incomplete.As Andrew Morral of the Rand Corporation testified, “We know little about… Read More »

4 Steps To Beating Alcohol Addiction

The four steps to beating alcoholism are admitting you have a problem, going to a 12-step meeting, deciding to stop drinking, and eventually remaining sober for a long time. Drinking is hazardous to your liver, causing cirrhosis if you drink too much. Binge drinking can alter our DNA, in a long-lasting manner. https://www.forbes.com/sites/daviddisalvo/2019/01/30/study-reveals-what-binge-drinking-could-be-doing-to-your-dna/#14b56d985d7a. Some people… Read More »

Big drinkers can alter DNA, fuel addiction

Heavy drinking can alter DNA in ways that increase the desire for alcohol, new research suggests. The findings may help explain why alcohol addiction is so powerful and hard to resist, say scientists. The US team looked at two genes that play a role in the control of drinking behaviour. One is PER2, which influences… Read More »