Scientists have found a genetic basis for developing an addiction to alcohol, which is related to an increase in dopamine levels in the brain. Recent research suggests that even a small taste or smell of beer can flood the brain with the neurotransmitter dopamine, which motivates one to seek more alcohol. Researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine found that having close relatives who are addicted to alcohol increases one’s likelihood of experiencing a greater surge of dopamine when they taste beer. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that plays many roles in the brain, but is most often linked with […]Continue reading Taste of Alcohol Triggers Urge to Drink More
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