New Drug Reduces Desire for Alcohol

Naltrexone is a medication that alters normal function in the brain and body by blocking access to sites called opioid receptors, which appear on the exterior surfaces of certain nerve cells. Originally developed to combat the addictive effects of opioid narcotics such as heroin, oxycodone, and codeine, it is now also used to reduce the…

Recovering From Diabulimia

Diabulimia is a term used to describe an unofficial eating disorder that sometimes appears in people with type 1 diabetes. It involves the purposeful skipping of scheduled injections of the hormone insulin, which diabetics need to take in order to properly regulate their blood glucose levels. When diabetics skip their insulin doses, they can control…