Smoking Cessation Meds Shows Promise as Alcoholism Treatment, Study Suggests

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A medication commonly used to help people stop smoking may have an unanticipated positive side effect for an entirely different vice: drinking alcohol. A new study by University of Chicago researchers finds that varenicline, sold as Chantix, increases the negative effects of alcohol and therefore could hold promise as a treatment for alcoholism.

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University of Chicago Medical Center (2012, February 15). Smoking cessation meds shows promise as alcoholism treatment, study suggests. ScienceDaily. Retrieved February 17, 2012, from http://www.sciencedaily.comĀ­ /releases/2012/02/120215190138.htm
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