The drug Chantix is already helping smokers break their habit. And if researchers are right, it may do the same for alcoholics.
A study conducted by the University of California at San Francisco shows that varenicline, marketed by Pfizer under the name Chantix, has the potential to curb excessive alcohol consumption.
"There are very few effective medicines to treat alcoholism. Our hope is that this drug will provide a new and improved method for treating alcoholism," said neuroscientist...Full Story