About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment
Alcohol Akin to Opiates
Two New York biochemists reported what they believe might be the long-sought scientific reason that alcohol can cause behavioral changes ranging from euphoria through drunkenness to hallucinations.
Drs. Michael Collins and Gerald Cohen said that the body probably converted alcohol through a series of complicated steps to substances chemically akin to morphine, peyote, and other opiates and hallucinogens.
If this is, in fact, the chemical action of alcohol on the brain, they said, it might eventually be possible to apply the knowledge to the treatment of... Login to read more
Not a subscriber? Click here to subscribe.
- Personal Stories
AA's tales of recovery
Tragedy in the Night
- Twelve Traditions
AA's guiding principles
Behind the Scenes
- Twelve Steps
AA's blueprint for sobriety
The Road from Reno
New to AA? Find sober support
Like a Duckling
Get a dose of Higher Power here
A River Runs Through It
They've experienced it all ... sober
What's My Secret?