From the July 2019 magazine.

Alcoholism at large

Binge drinking increases cravings
Binge drinking may trigger long-lasting genetic change, resulting in an even greater craving for alcohol, according to a new study sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control.

“We found that people who drink heavily may be changing their DNA in a way that makes them crave alcohol even more,” said Dipak K. Sarkar, author of the study, a professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey. “This may help explain why alcoholism is such a powerful addiction.”

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