Combination treatment for smokers with heavy drinking habits
Considering these challenges, the present study sought a treatment that could help smokers quit, especially those who self-identify as heavy drinkers.
Research results show that Combination treatment of nicotine replacement and varenicline was more effective in smoking cessation, with 44.3% of participants quitting. through the final weeks of the study.
“More alcoholics die from tobacco-related illnesses than they die from alcohol-related diseases. So addressing both addictions should be part of the conversation early in the treatment process. that way, we can find more effective and sustainable treatment.” “It’s important to identify those effective treatment combinations and be able to tell patients what works and helps. them on this important journey” Andrea King, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience at the University of Chicago.