Scientists have found an area in the brain that helps control drunkenness

Scientists have found an area in the brain that, when controlled, helps fight drunkenness. Experiments with mice

showed that deactivating a certain part of the brain reduces the desire to drink alcohol.

It turned out that if you deactivate a certainsystem in an area of ​​the brain associated with motivation and emotional behavior, binge drinking can be reduced. Researchers from the USA came to this conclusion.

Scientists have said that people who drink excessively, especially in adolescence and during college, have a ten times higher risk of developing alcoholism.

The researchers explained that the meeting is turningin booze when four or five standard drinks, such as cans of beer, are drunk within two hours. Scientists set out to find a way to control this behavior. Therefore, they investigated the opioid systems of the brain. Researchers have found that “shutting down” one of the opioid receptors in the brain reduces the urge to drink. At the same time, it is curious that the work of this receptor usually causes stress and discontent.