In the nature of any living being based on the desire to receive pleasure. Sometimes the mechanism of its receipt fails, then the doctors are talking about addiction to anything. Scientists from Stanford University has revealed the nature of alcoholism. As it turned out, the main causes of alcoholism lies at the genetic level.
Gene ALDH1a1 in normal is responsible for the excretion of alcohol from the body. Failure of the gene increases the likelihood of binge-drinking. In the body of most animals and humans too, the system the pleasure chemicals competes with the mechanism, striving to reduce. Broken ALDH1a1 gene shifts the equilibrium toward uncontrolled use of alcohol.
Scientists gathered as part of research information to help doctors in the development of new methods of treatment of alcoholism and other drug addiction.