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Proceed To Article Vidyya Special Issue: Alcohol (ETOH)
The five articles in today's Vidyya focus on alcohol, alcohol research, patient education and professional information. A very recent discovery, that alcohol and anesthetics bind to particular sites in the human brain, may lead to better treatment and individualized drugs for the treatment of alcoholism. We hope you enjoy this special issue. More...

Proceed To Article Imaging And Alcoholism: A Window On The Brain
Using imaging, scientists can watch the brain in action as a person performs intellectual tasks, reacts to the environment, or experiences emotions. Data obtained before, during, and after a person has consumed alcohol can be compared and analyzed.Imaging offers the promise of integrating biomedical, psychosocial, and behavioral aspects of alcoholism, leading to improved prevention and treatment. Read "A Window On The Brain"

Proceed To Article Diagnostic Criteria For Alcohol Abuse And Dependence
Diagnostic criteria allow clinicians to plan treatment and monitor treatment progress; make communication possible between clinicians and researchers; enable public health planners to ensure the availability of treatment facilities; help health care insurers to decide whether treatment will be reimbursed; and allow patients access to medical insurance coverage. More...

Proceed To Article new researchAlcohol Researchers Suggest Specific Binding Site For Anesthetics And Alcohols
Reporting in today's Early Edition of the August Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers describe a novel approach that may help scientists to better understand how alcohols and anesthetics interact with certain brain proteins. The report also provides the strongest evidence to date that alcohols have specific protein binding sites. More...

Proceed To Article For Patients - Alcholism: Getting The Facts
For many people, the facts about alcoholism are not clear. What is alcoholism? How does it differ from alcohol abuse? Vidyya offers this page to help individuals and families answer these and other common questions about alcohol problems. The information will explain alcoholism and alcohol abuse, symptoms of each, when and where to seek help, treatment choices, and additional helpful resources. More...

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