Effects of Chemical Brain Assault
Excerpts from "Mapping the Mind", Rita Carter
Decreases neural activity through action on GABA (gamma amino butyric acid) neurons. Drugs that block the receptors in these cells reduce the pleasure of drinking and are effective in weaning addicts off alcohol. Alcoholism and probably all drug addiction is closely associated with genetic factors. Children of alcoholics, for example, are four times more likely than other people to become addicted, unrelated to environmental factors.