The ‘human hunger hormone’ might cure alcoholism

The Daily Beast

The ‘human hunger hormone’ might cure alcoholism

The “human hunger hormone,” ghrelin, is one you’re probably familiar with: It’s the one that makes your stomach grumble, eye snacks and food hungrily, and in general informs you that you need food. From a neurobiological perspective, ghrelin impacts both reward pathways and stress pathways, two key drivers of substance use. Alcohol-seeking behavior is coupled with the reward a drink brings and the subsequent relief from the stress of craving.

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