What is in that drink: the biological actions of ethanol, acetaldehyde, and salsolinol.

@article{Deehan2013WhatII,
  title={What is in that drink: the biological actions of ethanol, acetaldehyde, and salsolinol.},
  author={Gerald A Deehan and Mark S Brodie and Zachary A. Rodd},
  journal={Current topics in behavioral neurosciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={13},
  pages={163-84}
}
Alcohol abuse and alcoholism represent substantial problems that affect a large portion of individuals throughout the world. Extensive research continues to be conducted in an effort to identify the biological basis of the reinforcing properties of alcohol in order to develop effective pharmacotherapeutic and behavioral interventions. One theory that has developed within the alcohol field over the past four decades postulates that the reinforcing properties of alcohol are due to the action of… CONTINUE READING