Hangovers Are Good

A few months ago, I got a package containing four bottles of Never Too Hungover, one of those hangover remedies that you’re supposed to drink the night before, and another you’re supposed to take the next day. I pounded beers as if I were rushing a fraternity with the knowledge that I’d be immune from the physical consequences. But I was not safe. I felt as headachey and as vomitey as usual the next day. And I’m happy that I did. Read More >>

Car Breathalysers are Useless Without the Benefit of Rehab

Many DUI offenders revert back to drunk driving once their car breathalysers have been removed, making these gadgets useless from a rehabilitative perspective. But a new pilot project shows that these devices, when used in conjunction with rehab, are effective in preventing future DUIs. Read More >>

Scientists Engineered Mutant Worms That Can’t Get Drunk

A team of researchers in Texas recently did something extraordinary: they made a genetic tweak to worms' brains that made it impossible for them to get drunk. More specifically, the scientists modified the worms' genes so that a molecular channel that binds alcohol to their brains would no longer work. Humans have a similar molecular channel. Read More >>

How Alcoholism Is Linked to Extreme Weight-Loss

Recent research out of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center sheds new light on the correlation between gastric bypass surgery and the increased risk of developing an alcohol addiction. Read More >>

Alcoholism Can Now Be Treated with Prescription Drugs

Sometimes, quitting can be hard work — especially if you have an alcohol dependency. Now, however, it could be a whole lot easier: France has just cleared a new anti-alcoholism drug for use by its nation of claret swillers. Read More >>

Is Everyone You Know an Alcoholic?

Alcoholism is usually viewed as a binary: Either you're addicted to alcohol or you're not. Now psychologists are starting to consider the possibility that there are legions of "almost alcoholics" out there who are quietly afflicted but don't know what to do about it. And from the looks of it, this group could include everyone you know. Read More >>

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What Is a Hangover?

Yippee! Let's poison ourselves with beverages that will make us violently ill! It was your battle cry last night, and today you're paying the price. But what is that hangover you're experiencing, exactly? Read More >>

This Gene Fuels Your Impulsive, Addicted Behavior… If You’re a Dude

Scientists wanted to know why a particular gene kept coming up in studies related to both addiction and obesity. The connection? Impulsivity. But only for men. Read More >>