Research Predicts That Chantix Might Help In Overcoming Alcohol Addiction
Date: 10th July 2007
With a research study headed by Selena Bartlett, a neuroscientist with the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at the University of California, San Francisco it is apparent that alcohol probably works on the same part of the brain which is heavily influenced by nicotine which makes it possible that, similar to chantix action against nicotine addiction, the drug might also effectively function against alcohol.
With regard to chantix action against alcohol, it is to be mentioned that research has proved the medicine successful in rats. However, according to Selena Bartlett, California researchers are gearing up to experiment chantix on humans in association with the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism with a view to evaluate the medicine's effectiveness in reducing alcohol cravings as well as dependence.
Chantix, the anti-smoking pill manufactured by Pfizer Incl., mainly functions against the harmful chemical nicotine that enters the systems through the intake of cigarettes and other tobacco containing substances and via specific mechanism helps the person to get rid of nicotine addiction. As soon as chantix is administered, the drug targets the nicotine receptor cells in the brain and induces a pleasure feeling similar to nicotine. As a consequence of the pleasure feeling triggered off by chantix, the smoking addict no longer feels the need of nicotine and is rescued from the baneful influence of nicotine dependence.
The particulars of the chantix experiment would shortly appear in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.