Insula in Focus: How Stress Affects Alcohol Cravings

Stress is a significant trigger for excessive alcohol consumption and relapse in people with alcohol use disorder. But how exactly does stress affect the craving for alcohol and which neurobiological processes play a role in this? A new study, published in the current issue of Biological Psychiatry, sheds light on these questions and highlights the role of the insula as a key region in the stress response and alcohol cravings.

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