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May 02, 2006

Motivation Key in Alcoholism Treatment

A new study shows that many different treatments for alcoholism may work as long as the alcoholic is motivated to quit drinking.

The study "really does open up the possibility of people having more choice and it could significantly expand access," said Dr. Mark Willenbring, director of treatment and recovery research at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, which funded the research. The findings appear in Wednesday's Journal of the American Medical Association. (

April 05, 2005

Monthly Naltrexone Shot May Treat Alcoholism

"A drug that helps alcoholics stop craving drink is effective as a monthly injection, reducing the chances of missed or skipped treatment when the same drug is given as a daily pill, a study said Tuesday."

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March 17, 2005

Alcoholism Gene Found

UK scientists said "they found that one particular genetic variant, a version of the dopamine D2 receptor gene, was strongly associated with alcohol consumption."

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