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Time (3/8, Cloud) reported that, according to a study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry, Chantix (varenicline) “has…helped a group of regular drinkers consume less alcohol.” For the study, conducted by researchers at Yale University, “twenty regular drinkers (defined as those who consume at least one drink per day and, at least once a week, three or more drinks in a single sitting) took varenicline or a placebo daily for a week before showing up for the experiment.” None of the subjects “was dependent on alcohol, and none had tested positive for illicit drugs.” At approximately “3 p.m. on the day of the experiment, all were asked to drink a cocktail of their choosing. Afterward, if they wanted, they could have more cocktails.” The researchers found that “the 10 who had taken varenicline drank an average of just .5 drinks after their first cocktail. By contrast, the 10 who were taking placebos consumed 2.6 drinks.”

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