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Alcohol Use

What Happens in Your Body When You Have a Hangover?

Posted on February 8, 2019

Anyone with more than a passing familiarity with alcohol knows what a hangover is like. Typical symptoms include headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, sensitivity to light and sounds, poor sleep, thirst and dry mouth, fatigue and weakness, inability to concentrate, anxiety, depression, irritability, shakiness, and rapid heartbeat. A hangover can make for a terrible night’s sleep… Read On »

The Case Against the Sinclair Method

Posted on February 8, 2019

The Sinclair Method is a treatment for alcoholism that uses the drug naltrexone to disrupt the pleasurable aspect of drinking. Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist that binds to mu receptors in the brain. The endorphins produced by drinking have nowhere to land and so the pleasure of drinking is more or less extinguished. The Sinclair… Read On »