A new study suggests that the hormone oxytocin may help prevent symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. The research, published in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, mirrors findings previously reported in Time magazine. Oxytocin is sometimes called the “love hormone” because of its known importance in social bonding. The recently conducted study reported that participants in the study who were given a nasal spray of oxytocin needed almost five times less Ativan (lorazepam), a drug commonly used to control seizures during alcohol withdrawal. Researchers concluded that, while the study shows that alcohol withdrawal symptoms may be helped using oxytocin, the findings are in the very early stages due to the small number of participants in the study.

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