The brain's immune system cells (called microglia) have already been shown to be involved in addiction to other substances.
We now know how the father of New Zealand's suffrage pioneer died, and it raises fascinating questions about what drove her morally and politically.
Be careful when returning to the pub. Your alcohol tolerance might've changed during lockdown, meaning you could do greater harm to your body.
Experts recommend adopted children be told about their origins, no matter how difficult the circumstances, but doing so is tricky for adoptive parents.
America's news reports and social media chatter open a window into the nation's psyche. An AI-based text analysis of these words shows that the coronavirus is driving up familiar social ills.
Sales of alcohol have reported jumped by around a quarter as people bulk buy wine, beers and spirits. That could lead to a range of short-term and long-term problems.
The number of older people who drink heavily is increasing. Here's why that's a problem.
Two interventions proved effective in reducing men's perpetration, but not women's experiences of violence.
The holidays are not solely about religious observations or societal celebrations, as alcohol has established itself in the festivities. But how much is too much? An addiction specialist examines.
One in six US adults binge drinks, consuming about seven drinks per binge. A new study can predict which mice are hardwired to binge drink. Is it possible to do the same for humans?
Providing support and treatment might help reduce harmful drinking behaviours in seniors.
Parents' substance use affects children's physical, psychological, cognitive, social and economic well-being, a new review of the research has found.
Harmful drinking in the armed forces is double that of the general population.
Nearly 20 years ago, Bill Clinton said that sequencing the human genome would give us a "new power to heal".
Alcohol is a leading cause of early deaths among 15- to 49-year-old women worldwide, but drinks marketers love using empowerment to sell them more products.
A Sept. 14 report on drug use suggested that opioid use has declined. But troubling trends in drinking among teens and young adults stood out. An addiction specialist explains the unique dangers.
Sobriety tags monitor how much alcohol a person drinks – can they work to reduce crime?
Ontario Premier Doug Ford is loosening the province's liquor laws. Before dismantling a system, it's a good idea to know why it was established in the first place.
What is it that makes us feel drunk when we drink? And why do we keep drinking if it can make us feel so terrible?
Facial flushing when drinking alcohol is caused by an inherited deficiency in one of the enzymes involved in the breakdown of alcohol.