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Oxytocin Helps People With Alcoholism Beat Cravings, University of North Carolina Study


10/17/2012 7:20:39 AM

A whiff of "love hormone" oxytocin may help people beat alcoholism, a new study has claimed. Researchers from the University of North Carolina gave 11 alcohol-dependent volunteers two daily doses of an oxytocin nasal spray or a placebo, during the first three days of a detox programme, New Scientist reported. The volunteers also received lorazepam - a detox drug - when their withdrawal symptoms reached a specific level.

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