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Stress hormone contributes to alcoholic relapses

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Chronic and recovering alcoholics have high levels of the stress hormone cortisol which could increase their risk of relapsing according to research led by the University of Liverpool.

Cortisol is produced by the adrenal gland in response to stress. The study warns the hormone’s prevalence amongst the group could cause impaired memory, attention and decision making functions which could decrease their ability to engage in treatment.

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