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Unformatted text preview: damage results in poor coordination. Alcohol dilates peripheral blood vessels bringing them closer to the surface resulting in flushing and warm skin. Heat is released. Vasodilation in the brain from one drink may help cognition in older adults able to metabolize sufficiently. Alcohol Treatment Medications Antabuse (disulfiram) : used by people in recovery who are abstinent and motivated to stay that way. People need to completely avoid even small amounts of alcohol since the Antabuse intake prevents metabolism of acetaldehyde. Revia (naltrexone) : also helpful for people who want to be abstinent; believed to reduce the pleasure/reward from the alcohol ingestion; is an opioid antagonist. Acamprosate : probably has an effect on GABA receptors Buspar (buspirone) : impacts serotonin; reduces anxiety....
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