Early treatment response in alcohol dependence with extended-release naltrexone. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the time course for onset of effect of intramuscular injectable extended-release naltrexone (XR-NTX), which has demonstrated efficacy for alcohol dependence. METHOD: A post hoc analysis of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study was conducted. In the study, actively drinking men and …∞
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Alcohol dependence (AD) is strongly associated with impaired impulse control. A new study used functional magnetic resonance imaging to examine impulsive choices among people with a range of alcohol use disorders (AUDs). Findings suggest that impulsive choice in AD may be the result of functional anomalies in widely distributed but interconnected brain regions that are …∞
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Characteristics of suicide attempts preceded by alcohol consumption. Acute alcohol ingestion and alcohol dependence are known to increase the risk of impulsive suicide attempt even in non-depressed patients. The relation between alcohol and suicide risk needs, however, to be clarified. We assessed for this purpose prevalence of recent alcohol intake among suicide attempters and …∞
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Study Examines Link Between Stress Relapse A new animal study finds that a stress-related gene and brain chemical may play a role in addiction relapse, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Researchers from NIAAA and Camerino University in Italy found that rats that showed a preference for alcohol were more …∞
Difference in medical history classified by ICD-10 between male and female alcoholics. The drinking history and current medical history of patients with alcohol dependence were surveyed in Japan and they were analyzed by demographics; gender, age and changes with time (2 stages). The results showed that in the course of continued habitual drinking by patients …∞
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Naltrexone Works Better for Some Populations More than Others Naltrexone is one of the most effective pharmacological treatments for alcohol dependence. However, naltrexone does not work for everyone. A new study has found that naltrexone is effective for women, and individuals with the A118G polymorphism of the mu opioid receptor gene (OPRM1). There are few …∞
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Lesbian Alcoholics were Unloved, Unwanted and Alcoholic had Parents; Social Supports and Lesbian Alcoholics The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between social support and alcoholism among lesbians. Fifteen lesbian alcoholics and 15 lesbian non-alcoholics were administered a questionnaire covering their childhood and adolescent history, social support systems, history of drinking, and …∞
Naltrexone is one of four oral medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of alcoholism. A recent large multicenter research study of alcohol dependence supported by the National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA), the COMBINE Study, suggested that naltrexone produced a modest but significant benefit but another …∞
The Symptoms of Alcohol Dependence or Alcoholism What symptoms of alcoholism does adjunctive Brief-TSF address? Brief-TSF and the symptoms of alcohol abuse. Medical, psychosocial and spiritual professional healthcare workers are regularly presented with symptoms of alcohol abuse that are readily assessed or which may be masked by other symptoms; or denied. The Brief-TSF course explores …∞
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