Adelaide University study how to reduce alcohol cravings

In trials on mice, University of Adelaide researchers found that an existing drug that targets receptors in the brain's immune system can switch off the urge for a midweek tipple.

If you crave a hearty glass of wine, pint of cold beer or a large gin and tonic during the week, you're definitely not alone.But this impulse for alcohol, often fueled by a stressful day at work, could be curbed in the future, scientists believe.In trials on mice, they found that an existing drug that targets receptors in the brain's immune system can switch off the urge for a midweek tipple.The study, by University of Adelaide researchers, offers hope of opening up avenues for such a way for...