Decoded! Why some causal drinkers turn into heavy alcoholic

Don’t just blame it on his friends if your hubby has suddenly started drinking more in recent times as scientists have now discovered neurons in a specific brain region that might be responsible for triggering sudden uptick in alcohol consumption.

Researchers have long known that a region of the brain called the central nucleus of the amygdala (CeA) plays a role in behaviours related to alcohol use and consumption in general.

Now, a team at University of North Carolina”s school of medicine have found a specific neural circuit that, when altered, caused animal models to drink less alcohol.

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