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(Globe and Mail)   Study says deep-brain stimulation can help reduce alcohol cravings and consumption. Drunk Subby will hoist a few to this find   (theglobeandmail.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Alcoholic beverage, Traumatic brain injury, deep brain stimulation, Brain, severe alcohol use disorder, Basal ganglia, Neuroanatomy, pilot study  
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2022-07-22 2:11:35 PM  
all six experienced a decline in the euphoric sensation associated with alcohol, which translated to reduced alcohol intake among all, and a sustained reduction in alcohol consumption among five of them.

Naltrexone/The Sinclair Method also work this way.
 
2022-07-22 5:00:20 PM  

syrynxx: all six experienced a decline in the euphoric sensation associated with alcohol, which translated to reduced alcohol intake among all, and a sustained reduction in alcohol consumption among five of them.

Naltrexone/The Sinclair Method also work this way.


Sex does the same for me. But, ladies Don't believe me when I tell them I need it.
 
2022-07-22 5:09:36 PM  
This is a classic case of researchers doing because the can. Not because they should. Leave me & my scotch alone damn it.
 
2022-07-22 5:12:06 PM  
Well that's no fun.
 
2022-07-22 5:13:59 PM  

syrynxx: Naltrexone/The Sinclair Method also work this way.


Being forced to watch any station owned by Sinclair lowers enjoyment of EVERYTHING.
 
2022-07-22 5:14:17 PM  
And here I thought deep brain stimulation, which may or may not be related to chix going home with me, was the whole reason I drank so much.

/ the more you know
// usually from experience
/// it is so much better to learn from someone else's experience.
 
2022-07-22 5:20:34 PM  
I realized I was an alcoholic shortly before 2020 and had to quit drinking.  And to paraphrase the dude from Airplane, I picked a hell of a decade to quit.
 
2022-07-22 5:22:36 PM  
What deep brain stimulation may look like:
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2022-07-22 5:25:07 PM  
"The treatment involves surgically implanting electrodes into the brain, as well as a battery pack that powers them under the collarbone. For this study, researchers targeted the nucleus accumbens, a structure that plays an important role in the reward system."

Could just use a shock collar.
 
2022-07-22 5:28:20 PM  
So many farkers are drinkers, proving there's no deep brain stimulation to be found here.
 
2022-07-22 5:34:28 PM  
Does this "deep brain stimulation" give you friends and a la k of boredom, as well as fixing all the stuff on the news?
 
2022-07-22 5:42:01 PM  
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WHUT'S THAT NOW???

 
2022-07-22 5:42:58 PM  
Can you imagine them trying this with your average FARKer?  A neurosurgeon with a hair-thin copper lead getting more and more frustrated as they repeatedly try to stab the last functioning braincell in a FARKers skull like they're trying to skewer the last olive in the jar.
 
2022-07-22 5:43:42 PM  

pheed: [media.vanityfair.com image 850x566]WHUT'S THAT NOW???


Damn.  I should have written:  "WHAR BOOZE, WHAR?"
 
2022-07-22 5:56:07 PM  
FTFA: "Dr. Butt, who was not involved in the study..."

Methinks this guy should be a proctologist
 
2022-07-22 5:56:47 PM  

helpdeskguy: So many farkers are drinkers, proving there's no deep brain stimulation to be found here.


Woah there. You may offend the NuFark Woke Brigade. I'm gonna need you to check your drunken privilege.
 
2022-07-22 6:02:02 PM  
I don't experience euphoria, I guess I need to try harder.
 
2022-07-22 6:03:02 PM  

ShamanGator: This is a classic case of researchers doing because the can. Not because they should. Leave me & my scotch alone damn it.


Hey nobodies saying you have to.

For now.
 
2022-07-22 6:12:08 PM  
DBS is taking off a lot, mainly for tremor, but also for depression. Cool stuff, invasive bit not as much as you might think (aside from the temporary skull removal).

Cool stuff drive by some cool neuroscience.
 
2022-07-22 6:14:45 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: helpdeskguy: So many farkers are drinkers, proving there's no deep brain stimulation to be found here.

Woah there. You may offend the NuFark Woke Brigade. I'm gonna need you to check your drunken privilege.


I shall do no such thing, sir.  My capacity for inebriation and bad judgement will remain unchecked.

<hic>
 
2022-07-22 6:16:24 PM  
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2022-07-22 6:17:20 PM  

Eravior: "The treatment involves surgically implanting electrodes into the brain, as well as a battery pack that powers them under the collarbone. For this study, researchers targeted the nucleus accumbens, a structure that plays an important role in the reward system."



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2022-07-22 6:26:46 PM  
I love the deep brain massage I get from a nice glass of Angel's Envy.
 
2022-07-22 6:49:44 PM  
Oh look.  It's Frank Plummer.  Once upon a time, he was the world's leading expert on bat-like SARS viruses.  Pity he died in early 2020.
 
2022-07-22 7:37:17 PM  

SwiftFox: [media-amazon.com image 249x350]


Simulpost or extremely close to it, with the same version of the cover even. :)
 
2022-07-22 7:55:07 PM  
3/4 of mental illness in the US is directly the result of end stage capitalism.  How is it possible to be well adjusted and sane in a society that forces you into a job you hate to make money to buy things you don't need to impress people that don't matter?
 
2022-07-22 8:09:35 PM  

waxbeans: syrynxx: all six experienced a decline in the euphoric sensation associated with alcohol, which translated to reduced alcohol intake among all, and a sustained reduction in alcohol consumption among five of them.

Naltrexone/The Sinclair Method also work this way.

Sex does the same for me. But, ladies Don't believe me when I tell them I need it.


Heh, you are not lying.

I've significantly cut down my alcohol consumption and my sex drive has gone way up. I'm going to visit a swingers club instead of a bar tonight.

But, I don't post random rents on fark as much so that's the down side.

Also:
The treatment involves surgically implanting electrodes into the brain, as well as a battery pack that powers them under the collarbone. For this study, researchers targeted the nucleus accumbens, a structure that plays an important role in the reward system.


Imagine getting major brain surgery to reduce your drinking from a pint a day to a couple of drinks a day! Holy smokes! I'd rather just drink myself to death
 
2022-07-22 8:12:19 PM  

SwiftFox: [media-amazon.com image 249x350]


I loved that book. It made me feel uncomfortable when I finished reading it.
 
2022-07-22 9:43:14 PM  
Dr Peter Butt.....  He he he
 
2022-07-22 9:44:30 PM  
That's why my Peter goes when I've been drinking.
 
2022-07-22 11:33:29 PM  

Goimir: 3/4 of mental illness in the US is directly the result of end stage capitalism.  How is it possible to be well adjusted and sane in a society that forces you into a job you hate to make money to buy things you don't need to impress people that don't matter?


Oh noes! We have a teenager in the midst of narcissistic existentialism! Is it just wearing goth makeup or has it gotten into the face-piercing stage of self-loathing? It is just so dramatic!For some reason, that tends to make me giggle, but I swear I'll stifle it and pretend I have tuberculosis. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, MONTRESSOR!

Tell ya what, come on down and we can watch old Daria cartoons while failing to smile at each other. I can't offer you a puff off my joint, it would only make you happy, and you'd hate that. I'll just wear a V-for-Vendetta mask ironically, so you can't tell I'm actually smiling.
 
2022-07-22 11:50:28 PM  
Deep-brain stimulation is good for a lot of illnesses.

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2022-07-23 6:47:28 AM  
Oh look, it's this thread again -- the "alcohol abuse is funny" thread, where people joke and brag about how much alcohol they drink.  Makes me happy knowing I live in a country with an overpriced, for-profit healthcare system, because I'd have to assume that many of the posters doing the bragging will be saddled with significant medical bills when their health starts to fail.

The real problem, though, is that we're not a civilized country that takes care of its idiots who willfully destroy their health.  Yeah, that's it.
 
2022-07-23 7:43:55 AM  

Colonel_Angus: Oh look, it's this thread again -- the "alcohol abuse is funny" thread, where people joke and brag about how much alcohol they drink.  Makes me happy knowing I live in a country with an overpriced, for-profit healthcare system, because I'd have to assume that many of the posters doing the bragging will be saddled with significant medical bills when their health starts to fail.

The real problem, though, is that we're not a civilized country that takes care of its idiots who willfully destroy their health.  Yeah, that's it.


Letting alcoholics die wouldn't lower prices one. Especially considering they don't really publish them
 
2022-07-23 9:57:18 AM  

Eravior: "The treatment involves surgically implanting electrodes into the brain, as well as a battery pack that powers them under the collarbone. For this study, researchers targeted the nucleus accumbens, a structure that plays an important role in the reward system."

Could just use a shock collar.


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Or just use treats.
 
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