The Confusion Continues: Can Baclofen Treat Alcoholism or Not?

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A new study reveals Baclofen isn't quite the miracle drug we'd hoped for.

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Solo Drinking Linked To Higher Risk of Alcoholism

Have you found yourself knocking a few back when no one else is around? A recent study calls solitary drinking into question, finding that young people who drink alone are more likely to struggle with alcoholism as they enter adulthood. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University studied over 700 young adults’…

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