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Brain Circuit Involved in Compulsive Drinking Identified in Mice

Brain Circuit Involved in Compulsive Drinking Identified in Mice

A defining characteristic of alcoholism is compulsive drinking despite negative consequences. Thirty percent of Americans experience clinically defined alcohol use disorder (AUD) at some point in their lives. More than half recover, but that still leaves millions of people struggling with lifelong alcoholism in the U.S. alone. “Alcohol use disorders and excessive drinking kills more…