Oxytocin inhibits ethanol consumption and ethanol-induced dopamine release in the nucleus accumbens.

@article{Peters2017OxytocinIE,
  title={Oxytocin inhibits ethanol consumption and ethanol-induced dopamine release in the nucleus accumbens.},
  author={Sebastian Thomas Peters and Michael T. Bowen and Kathrin Bohrer and Iain S McGregor and Inga D. Neumann},
  journal={Addiction biology},
  year={2017},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={
          702-711
        }
}
Alcohol (EtOH) is one of the most widely abused recreational drugs and is arguably the most harmful. However, current treatment options for alcohol-use disorders generally have limited efficacy and poor uptake in the community. In this context, the neuropeptide oxytocin (OXT) has emerged as a promising potential treatment option for a number of substance-use disorders, including alcoholism. The utility of OXT in reducing consumption of and craving for a wide range of substances may lie in its… CONTINUE READING
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