Neuroscientists Find a Possible Off Switch for Booze Tolerance

There’s more to watching people get loaded than the climactic blooper reel—you know, when things start getting weird as excess booze is converted into awkward aggression, highly regrettable opinions, and basically just falling all over the place. There’s the whole progression of it, from the first posturings of overconfidence to anecdotes and jokes that segue to rambling monologues and tirades to those distinctive moments when people start realizing they’ve had enough. And then have some more. Drinking is really a whole big process of progressive loosening. But it’s different for different people, right? This is what we often call tolerance. Some people can just keep it together longer. And it’s in these variations in keeping it together that researchers hope to find new ways to attack alcoholism. To this end,…


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