The cause of alcoholism is joy
How many copies were broken in disputes about what exactly becomes the cause of a person's attachment to alcoholic beverages. They blamed both genetic predisposition, and habit, developing into dependence, and place of residence and upbringing.
But in principle, this conclusion of scientists seems to me quite logical from the life observations.
Is not it so?
At least, so say the authors of a joint study from the Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia), the Higher School of Pedagogy (France) and the University of Indiana (USA).
Scientists have found that the decay products of alcohol inhibit the normal production of dopamine in the brain and adrenal glands. But in the process of directly drinking alcohol, a surge of dopamine occurs.
That is, alcohol seems to “train” a person: when you drink, you feel good, when you do not drink, you feel sad and depressed.It is this mechanism at the level of biochemistry that leads to the consolidation of the habit of alcohol. And from here there are also frequent severe depressions in people prone to alcoholism.
During libations, dopamine acts on the nervous system, causing a person to be excited and making him look forward to the next glass or stack. And, accordingly, enjoy the process of its use.
As the researchers note, the results of this study offer more opportunities for the treatment of alcoholism: restoring the balance of dopamine in the body will help a person to respond adequately to external stimuli and quickly get rid of dependence.
Previously, scientists discovered the KLB gene, which even rushed to call the genome of alcoholism. He is the main regulator of alcohol "appetite." This section of DNA determines how much a person can drink and how often he wants to do it.