Chantix May Also Help Curb Drinking

Written by Eliza Player on Tuesday, 03 April 2012. Posted in Breaking News, Alcohol

Chantix May Also Help Curb Drinking

A new study shows that Chantix, a drug that is used to quit smoking, may also curb drinking.  The drug works by blocking nicotine receptors in the brain.  According to WebMD, any people taking this drug to quit smoking also reported to their doctors that they were also drinking less.

Researchers hope to find out why this happens, in hopes that Chantix could also be used in treating alcoholism.  Currently, there are only 3 medications approved by the FDA to treat alcohol-use disorders.  Also, it is very hard to quit both smoking and drinking at the same time, and this drug could prove helpful.

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Eliza Player

Eliza Player

I have been writing as long as I can remember, even carrying tattered notebooks with me through the streets and strip clubs of New Orleans, in the midst of my heroin addiction. I lived a life saturated in heroin until Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, leaving me to fend for myself, eventually facing my demons and coming face to face with my addiction. I have been clean for five years, and since then I have become a mother, graduated college, and started a writing career. I have a B.A. in Mass Media Communication, with a minor in Journalism. I have also written one published book, Through Both Hell and High Water: A Memoir of Addiction and Hurricane Katrina, which tells the story of those dark days I spent in New Orleans after the storm, battling with addiction amidst a natural disaster. I am the blogger and news curator for RecoveryNowTV, and I love sharing the stories of the world, as well as my own personal journey, with my readers. I hope that my words can touch others out there, struggling with addiction.

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