Startling Distinction in Brain Activity among Alcohol-Dependent Women


A current study, "Neural mechanisms of high-risk decisions-to-drink in alcohol-dependent women," looks into the brain activity of alcohol-dependent women compared to women who were not addicted.

Findings reveal startling differences by using functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI. It showed that alcohol-dependent women are activating everything in their brain compared to women in control. The study appears in the December issue of Addiction Biology.


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Programs that provide preventive, diagnostic and inpatient, outpatient and residential treatment services as well as transitional support for people who have a physical and/or psychological dependency on tobacco, alcohol and/or other drugs. Addictions; Alcohol Rehabilitation; Alcoholism; Alcohol-Related Triage; Chemical Abuse; Chemical Dependency; Drug Addiction; Drug Habit; Drug Rehabilitation; Drug-Related Triage; Maintenance Treatment; Medication Abuse; Narcotic Habit; Perinatal Alcohol Treatment; Perinatal Drug Treatment; Perinatal Substance Abuse Treatment; Public Inebriate Transportation; Substance Abuse Rehabilitation




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Climate Change Report: What it Means for Impact Investing

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published the first of three volumes of its fifth Assessment Report (AR5). The findings of the report show that mainstream businesses have become greener, with an emphasis on reducing carbon emissions which are the key sectors for impact investment.




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