Tagged: alcoholism

Neurochemical Effects of Alcohol

The neurochemical effects of alcohol have proven more difficult to examine than some other drugs. One important reason is the chemical nature of the alcohol molecule that not only provides the means for easy...

Psychopharmacology of Alcohol

Alcohol, after caffeine, is the most commonly used psychoactive drug in America and is certainly the drug most abused. Despite the fact that alcohol has dramatic effects on mood, behavior, and thinking, and that...

Models of Drug Abuse and Dependence

Over the years, many different explanations of drug abuse, dependence, and addiction have been proposed. Some of these explanations are meant to be mutually exclusive (that is, both explanations cannot be true at the...

Wine, Salt and Your Heart – Brain Health

ALCOHOL: A BLOOD PRESSURE HAZARD Many experts call alcohol a widespread but largely unrec­ognized cause of high blood pressure. Some studies show that excessive drinking makes blood pressure soar, and that cutting back to...