Brain volumes and neuropsychological performance are related to current smoking and alcoholism history

@inproceedings{Luhar2013BrainVA,
  title={Brain volumes and neuropsychological performance are related to current smoking and alcoholism history},
  author={Riya B Luhar and Kayle S Sawyer and Zoe R Gravitz and Susan Mosher Ruiz and Marlene Oscar-Berman},
  booktitle={Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Dual dependence on alcohol and nicotine is common, with many reports suggesting that more than 80% of alcoholics also smoke cigarettes. Even after cessation of alcohol consumption, many recovering alcoholics continue to smoke. In this exploratory study, we examined how current smoking and a history of alcoholism interacted in relation to brain volumes and neuropsychological performance. METHODS Participants were 14 abstinent long-term alcoholics (seven current smokers and seven… CONTINUE READING
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