Binge Drinking Accelerates Alcohol Use Disorder, but Stable Daily Drinking May Be Just as Risky in the Long-Term

Prior research suggests that binge drinking may increase people’s risk of developing alcohol use disorders (AUDs), especially adolescents and young adults. It is unclear whether different drinking patterns – for example, intermittent versus regular drinking -have a different impact on the compulsive drinking that characterizes people with AUDs. This study used rats to examine whether chronic intermittent alcohol access facilitates a transition to compulsive-like drinking.

from Newswise Feature Channel: Addiction http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/677282/?sc=c125

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