Stress And Alcohol Cues Appear To Target The Brain Differently To Produce Craving

Thu, 22 Feb 2007 10:00 AM EST

... Both stress and "alcohol cues" (reminders of drinking) can produce craving and possibly relapse in alcoholics trying to avoid drinking. New findings indicate that stress and alcohol cues work on the brain differently to produce craving. Results suggest that independently addressing the effects of stress and alcohol cues on craving may improve an alcoholic's chances of remaining sober. ...