Researchers in Canada may have discovered a miracle cure for alcoholism using a shocking new surgical technique.
The researchers implanted a set of electrodes, that sent shocks through the patient’s brain, into the head of a 67 year old alcoholic who has no claimed that he has been cured.
As The Daily Mail reports:
The 67-year-old was a self-confessed alcoholic who claimed he would drink almost an entire 70cl bottle of whiskey every night.
Dr Plummer, a former scientific director of Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory, said he was in denial about his problem until his liver failed in 2012.Medics drilled holes into his head and implanted two electrodes into his brain while he was still awake during surgery.The device, which costs between $15,000 and $20,000, sends electrical impulses into the nucleus accumbens, an area of the brain linked to addiction and our reward circuit.