I did not know that alcohol causes GABA receptors to act differently. Is the reduction in the sensitivity of GABA receptors the cause for alcohol addiction then?
I've always known that alcohol addiction is a very difficult addiction to overcome. Alcoholics who quit experience many withdrawal symptoms that usually cause them to go back to alcohol. I've heard that sudden withdrawal from these types of addictions can even lead to death.
If GABA and GABA receptors play such an important role in alcoholism. Can doctors use medications to make GABA receptors act differently? I think if something like this could be done, it would be easier for people to stop drinking. Does anyone agree with me?