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The New Science Of Alcohol and Why You Should Think Before You Drink With Dr. David Nutt

January 30, 2023

According to neuropharmacology professor Dr. David Nutt, you must think before you drink. In this fascinating interview, Dr. Nutt takes a science-based look at drinking to unpack what happens in your brain and body when you drink and why you should reconsider your alcohol use. Learn the impact of alcohol on your neurotransmitters, microbiome, and […]

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According to neuropharmacology professor Dr. David Nutt, you must think before you drink. In this fascinating interview, Dr. Nutt takes a science-based look at drinking to unpack what happens in your brain and body when you drink and why you should reconsider your alcohol use. Learn the impact of alcohol on your neurotransmitters, microbiome, and hormones, the best way to drink if you choose to, and the future of alcohol research.

Listen and Learn:

  1. What happens in our brains when we drink?
  2. The exponential effects of alcohol
  3. Risk factors for alcohol problems
  4. The science of tolerance
  5. How to prevent hangovers and what to do if you have one
  6. What are congeners, and why do they matter?
  7. Alcohol and your microbiome
  8. Alcohol impacts your vitamin absorption, appearance, fertility, and cancer
  9. The link between alcohol and mental health
  10. How do you know if you have an alcohol problem?

About Dr. David Nutt

David Nutt is currently the Edmond J. Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology and director of the Neuropsychopharmacology Unit in the Division of Brain Sciences. Dr. Nutt is currently Chair of DrugScience (formally the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs (ISCD) and President of the European Brain Council. Previously he has been President of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP), the British Neuroscience Association (BNA) and the British Association of Psychopharmacology (BAP). In addition he is a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians and of Psychiatrists and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. He is also the UK Director of the European Certificate and Masters in Affective Disorders Courses and a member of the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy. He has edited the Journal of Psychopharmacology for over two decades and acts as the psychiatry drugs advisor to the British National Formulary. He has published over 400 original research papers, a similar number of reviews and books chapters, eight government reports on drugs and 27 books.

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