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New scientific evidence supports aversion therapy to fight alcoholism
Aversion therapy has been around for decades but a UW Medicine scientist says there is scientific evidence for the first time that proves it reconditions the brain to fight alcoholism.
“What we found was significant reduction in craving-related brain activity after they completed the treatment,” UW Medicine Radiology and Engineering scientist Hunter Hoffman said. He studied the brains of 13 patients at Schick Shadel before and after aversion therapy.
“The statistical significance of this was off the scale,” Hoffman said.